Many more Maryland students will earn associate degrees, pledge community college leaders. From the Baltimore Sun:
The Maryland Association of Community Colleges, made up of college presidents from the state’s 16 community colleges, signed the pledge to increase the annual number of students earning degrees from two-year colleges by 7,300 students statewide. About 12,000 students currently earn an associate’s degree or program certificate each year.
The goal would enable Maryland to do its part to meet President Obama’s goal of making the U.S. the world’s leading nation in college graduates by 2020.