Community colleges could offer four-year degrees
October 16, 2013
California’s community college system is considering offering four-year degrees, a change designed to provide a more prepared workforce.
If adopted by system officials, the change would require legislation authorizing community colleges to offer four-year degrees. In addition, each college would need to seek additional accreditation.
Opponents of the change question how community colleges can meet the challenge of providing higher education at a time many of the state’s community colleges are not meeting minimum standards.
A 16-member panel comprised of administrators, faculty, a student, a college trustee and representatives from the University of California and California State University systems are weighing the move.