Calif. could allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

09/27/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

California education leaders are considering a move to allow the state's 112 community colleges to offer four-year degrees. More than 20 states already have made the move, including Michigan, where bachelor's degrees are offered in a limited number of technical fields. Supporters say the change will make it easier for students in rural areas to earn four-year degrees. However, some leaders of four-year colleges are concerned about competition for students and funding, while others at community colleges are worried the plan will lead to "mission creep."

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