Partnerships making expansion possible for Texas higher ed

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Fort Bend County’s continual growth is unique among most of post-Great Recession America, but the challenges facing its institutes of higher learning are not. While still subject to the same national trends, decreased funding and changing regulations as the rest of the country, the county’s main collegiate players are increasingly utilizing school, government and private partnerships to undertake their present and future expansions.

Of the four colleges and universities represented at a Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce-hosted panel discussion on Friday, June 13, University of Houston Sugar Land (UHSL), Houston Community College (HCC), Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) and Texas State Technical College Waco (TSTC) have all had to expand to keep pace with the county’s population.

The UH System is beginning to embark on a two-to-five year transition period to turn its Sugar Land campus into a full-fledged branch of the main UH campus,

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