Four Year Degrees For Community Colleges: Good Or Bad Idea?

August 14th, 2012

SHOULD COMMUNITY COLLEGES GIVE FOUR-YEAR DEGREES?
Jay Mathews blogs for The Washington Post: A detailed and thoughtful piece by two scholars at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York suggests one way to improve the mediocre reputation of two-year community colleges: Allow them to grant four-year bachelor degrees.  It is not as odd as it sounds. Just because community colleges — which, at the moment, have nearly half of the nation’s college students — are designed as a halfway house to four-year schools doesn’t mean they couldn’t give out BAs in some subjects. In a few cases, it is already being done.

Source: Carnegie Foundation

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