Gov. Rick Scott's higher education task force on Monday tentatively agreed to recommend holding the line on tuition for certain "two-plus-two" students who start at community colleges and then complete their degrees at universities.
Recognizing that IT students at two-year Lake Land College (Ill.) had no nearby transfer option, officials partnered with Eastern Illinois University to allow for transfer of credits toward a four-year degree in Management Information Systems.
Starting in fall 2013, more high school students will earn high school and University of Wisconsin credit at the same time as part of a statewide initiative to provide earlier access to college classes and reduce the cost of a college degree.
The state's colleges and universities have not taken all the steps mandated by the Tennessee legislature to make it easier for students to attend lower-cost community colleges and then transfer the credits to the universities, a new performance audit says.