April 16, 2014
by Carl Straumsheim
Many college presidents received what is now being called the "Maryland letter," asking them to self-report the enrollment of Maryland students in their online programs. The Maryland Higher Education Commission sent the letters to all colleges and universities that reported online student enrollments in the latest IPEDS report. While there are many who criticize the letter as protectionism or an effort to raise funds, the intent seems to be informative and proactive. If that is the case, the letter could have been worded differently.