Annapolis, MD (September 13, 2011) – U.S. News and World Report has once again given high marks to Maryland’s colleges and universities. For the second year in a row, Johns Hopkins was ranked #13 in the nation for best universities, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) moved up to 55th and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) was ranked #1 for up-and-coming national universities for the third straight year.
“A modern economy requires modern investments and we have chosen to invest in our greatest asset, our people. The more a person learns, the more a person earns, and the more jobs we create. To create new jobs, Maryland must continue to support higher education.
“The rankings by U.S. News and World Report prove once again that the investments we’re making in higher education are investments that work. These past few years have not been easy and we’ve had to make many difficult decisions. In the midst of the worst national recession our country has seen since the Great Depression, we chose to put the dreams of a college education within reach of more middle class families by freezing in-state tuition at our state colleges and universities four years in a row. Congratulations to all of our colleges and universities in earning this well-deserved recognition.”