The Montana University System has been working to expand 2 year education in the state. So after years of work, the College!NOW initiative is reaching a significant milestone.
Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns says the initiative will culminate Thursday and Friday in Bozeman with a Rebranding Summit.
"What what we have needed for many years in Montana is the growth of and acceptance of colleges, community colleges, across the state," Stearns says.
25% of Montanans interested in higher education are going to a 2 year college, this is well below the national average of 45%. Stearns says this is the reason for the College!NOW initiative.