BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Maryland's network of public colleges is awarding degrees at a significantly higher rate than a decade ago.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the 11 public colleges in the University System Of Maryland issued more than 40,000 degrees in 2017. That's a 42 percent increase over the 28,000 degrees handed out in 2008.
The biggest increase came at the University of Maryland University College. The online institution has seen a 120 percent increase in the last decade. It awarded more than 11,000 degrees, including associate's degrees, in 2017.