Survey: What college students are saying about Baltimore

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The Baltimore Collegetown Network has released results of its survey of how area college students perceive Baltimore.

The survey -- conducted every three years -- found that 78 percent of the 3,364 students who responded would recommend the Baltimore region as a good place to go to school. That is a 5 percentage point increase over three years ago.

Almost a third of the students said they would definitely or likely stay in the area after graduation. That's about the same percent as in 2006, and about a 65 percent increase over the 2003 survey.

What's missing from Baltimore? Better public transportation, according to 31.8 percent who named it at the top their list. Only 11 percent of students reported using the MTA bus or light rail to travel around Baltimore.

The Baltimore Collegetown Network is a 12-year old consortium of 14 area schools. It aims to articulate the message that Baltimore is a great college town and to create programs that strengthen that claim.

To learn more about the survey, and read all of the questions and answers, click here.
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