February 2010 Press
release: February 2, 2010 Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511
MHEC's 2010 Data Book Released to
Legislators, College Leaders, & the General Public
Annapolis, MD (February 2, 2010) - One of the Maryland Higher Education
Commission’s most valuable and anticipated annual publications has been
The 2010 Data Book provides easy-to-access statistics and information about
numerous aspects of postsecondary education in Maryland.
The publication contains updated figures about student enrollment, retention and
graduation rates, degrees awarded, faculty, revenues and expenditures, tuition
and fees, financial aid, and distance learning among many other interesting
The Data Book has been used by the O’Malley-Brown administration, MHEC
Commissioners, legislators, college presidents, vice presidents, deans, faculty,
the press and the general public for its precise statistics.
“This is a tremendous publication,” Secretary of Higher Education James E.
Lyons, Sr., said. “It is an invaluable source of information to me and I am sure
that once again this year, those who make use of the Data Book will agree that
it is a great resource.”
To request a copy of the Data Book, contact Kristen Neville at (410) 260-4512.
It will also be available on-line at
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board
responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and
independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as
an advocate for more than 350,000 college students in Maryland, for the State
and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.