2-Year Colleges Await 4-Year Plan

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Michigan community college students may soon be able to earn bachelor's degrees in certain fields, which some say is a step in meeting the needs of students and a changing workforce.

But many are opposed to the potential change, arguing that it violates the Michigan Constitution and would duplicate services and erode the collaboration between the state's community colleges and universities.

The changes are included in a bill passed last week by the state Legislature, which community college officials have sought for more than five years.

It was not clear if Gov. Rick Snyder would sign the bill, but advocates expect he would.

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