Colo. House shoots down 4-year degrees at community colleges
- In a 7-6 vote, Colorado's House Education Committee voted down a bill from its state Senate on Monday that would have allowed community colleges in the state to offer four-year degrees in need-based fields like dental hygiene and mortuary science.
- If the bill passed, community colleges hoping to offer four-year degrees would have had to show they were in fields not offered by four-year schools and prove there was a need among students for a degree in that field.
- The bill previously passed the Senate easily in a 29-5 vote, but opposition that included the University of Colorado and Colorado State University proved too much for the bill in the end.
From the article:
... "They said they wanted to have more discussion about it, but I don't know what else there was to discuss," said Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, who co-sponsored the bill. "It's very disappointing. Not about my bill getting killed, it's unfortunate for the kids — in the face of 14 and 17 percent tuition increases, this was an opportunity to provide an affordable alternative." ...
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