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expand baccalaureate opportunities in California.

Governor Newsom Signed AB 927 – an Historic Decision for California Higher Education

To:       Community College Baccalaureate Supporters and Friends: Dear Colleagues: Chancellor Judy Miner and I are elated and pleased to share with you the good news that this afternoon Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 927 into law.  This is truly an historic decision that will set a bold, new direction in California’s system of public higher […]

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Students in Mira Costa College’s biomanufacturing baccalaureate program

Baccalaureates at community colleges are making a difference

Students in Mira Costa College’s biomanufacturing baccalaureate program took a bioprocess monitoring and control course this spring to learn how control systems maintain variables like temperature and pH to create stable environments for living cells in biomanufacturing. (Photo: Mira Costa College) By Madeline Patton | Community College Daily | July 22, 2021 This summer, Esther […]

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Opinion: California is projected to face a worker shortage by 2030. Here’s how lawmakers can help.

Carroll is outgoing chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, co-founder of the California Community College Baccalaureate Association and chair of the advocacy effort for Assembly Bill 927. She lives in San Carlos.

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Two-Year Institutions, Four-Year Degrees

Community colleges in Arizona can now offer four-year programs, providing more affordable and streamlined pathways to bachelor’s degrees.

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Community college bachelor’s degrees are filling the gaps

A groundbreaking initiative allowing a limited number of California community colleges to offer baccalaureate programs is slashing the student cost of earning a bachelor’s degree, better preparing graduates for employment, and putting people to work in hard-to-fill positions.

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Legislation introduced to expand 4 year degree opportunities at community colleges

Graduates of San Diego Mesa College’s bachelor’s degree program in Health Information Management celebrate at commencement ceremonies. The program is one of 15 in California that operate as part of a state pilot program that is set to expire in 2026.

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