MHEC Functional Units

MHEC coordinates the growth and development of post-secondary education in Maryland. In keeping with the goals outlined in the State Plan for Postsecondary Education, the Commission establishes statewide policies for public and private colleges and universities, and for private career schools. The Commission reviews and approves the start-up and continuation of new colleges and universities in Maryland as well as requests for new academic programs at established schools. Additionally, MHEC serves as the administrator for state financial aid programs. We are also becoming more active in outreach regarding our financial aid programs and other relevant information concerning our institutions of higher learning including trade schools.

Unit 1 - Department of Academic Affairs

Unit 2 - Department of Finance and Administration​​

Unit 3 - Department of Outreach for Public, Student, Legislative and Corporate Relations

Unit 4 - Office of Research and Policy Analysis (RPA)​​​​​