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Enrollment up at Md. public, private colleges

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By Daniel de Vise
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Enrollment increased at Maryland's public and private colleges this fall, with public two-year colleges seeing the greatest growth and private institutions the least, according to a report released Wednesday.

Total college enrollment in the state rose 5 percent to 354,858, according to an analysis by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Growth was biggest at low-cost community colleges, which experienced a 9 percent increase, and smallest at independent colleges and universities, with a 2 percent increase. Enrollment at four-year public campuses grew by 3 percent.

The overall growth rate was the highest since fall 2000, according to the data on the commission's Web site. In a release, the state agency described the report as "stunningly positive."

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