From Carpe Diem:
17 states now allow community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees.
Squeeze college into 3 years
Well, this makes me think; could California ever do this? California’s law separates higher education into three tiers, UC, CSU, and CCC. Laws can change along with trends. It would probably be a significant cost savings to the State and students who obtained theirdegrees from a Community College. I don’t buy the argument that these degrees would be “watered down”, there are many great teachers in the California Community College system. The CCC system is accredited by WASC just like the CSU and UC systems. I don’t think the UC system would mind but I can see the CSU system not backing it because it would take many of their students.
Well, since every college has too many students and not enough money, maybe California should explore this.