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Highlander Newspaper

Editorial: Community colleges can contribute to California's need for degrees
Highlander Newspaper
Community colleges in California have recently received approval to start running pilot programs for four-year degrees. The program will allow for community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees that are not offered by nearby public universities in an ...

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Sacramento Bee

California higher ed needs sufficient funding
Sacramento Bee
The Master Plan has served California for decades, and continues to guide the state's three higher education segments: the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California. Today, each segment continues to ...

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U.S. News & World Report

As He Promotes It, Some Question Obama's Free Community College Idea
U.S. News & World Report
... student at Rio Hondo College, a community college near Los Angeles. An undocumented immigrant, Bezerra is ineligible for federal aid, but already pays no tuition, thanks to California's waivers for needy students. About half of his state's ...

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Daily Trojan Online

New degrees offer more job creation
Daily Trojan Online
Because community colleges were created to serve the public directly, they are often changing in response to the needs of the community. Until now, California's community colleges have offered only associate degrees. The recent need for workers that ...
Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in ExchangesChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

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San Jose Inside (blog)

Bay Area community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees
Spartan Daily
Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and Skyline College in San Bruno are among 15 California community colleges selected to provide four-year degrees as early as next year. As part of a pilot program favored by lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown, the ...
Community Colleges Begin Offering 4-Year DegreesSan Jose Inside (blog)

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Rebuilding California's Middle Class: One Community College at a Time
Fox and Hounds Daily
Today in California, the majority of community college students, and nearly all low-income students, pay few, if any fees. As business columnist Kathleen Pender has detailed, almost half of the state's community college students receive a waiver on all ...

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Daily Californian

Obama's free community college proposal met with excitement, hesitation
Daily Californian
The California community college system is the largest system of higher education in the country, with more than 2.3 million students enrolled in 2013-14, according to the system's website. Before states can decide whether to implement the program, it ...
UC officials weigh in on effects of Obama's free community college announcementThe Aggie
Obama's community-college gambleWashington Post
Hispanic students would benefit most from free community collegeHouston Chronicle

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Los Angeles Times

What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
Los Angeles Times
When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and ...
Select community colleges will now offer bachelor's degreesThe Daily Titan

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U-T San Diego

California Community College students now have more than 1600 streamlined ...
Lake County News
SACRAMENTO – California community college students aspiring to earn an associate degree guaranteeing admission to California State University (CSU) through a streamlined transfer program will have more than 1,600 degrees available starting this ...
California State University Transfer Program Making ProgressKPBS
More students use transfer degreesU-T San Diego

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Los Angeles Times

Easier path from community college to Cal State, report says
Los Angeles Times
The latest report found that California's 112 community colleges and Cal State's 23 campuses have made progress in developing the special transfer degrees and coordinating curriculum. But some community colleges still lag in offering degrees in popular ...
California Makes Progress in Easing Transfer From 2- to 4-Year ProgramsChronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

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