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The Evolution Of Community Colleges


July 31, 2017

Forty years ago, community or junior colleges were often perceived of as places where those who were not smart enough to be accepted into four-year universities and colleges went to become trained for a vocation that required a minimal amount of skill and preparation.

That perception, if not wrong back then, certainly would be wrong now. The perception and role of community colleges have evolved over the years for multiple reasons.

The requirements to become employed in today’s quickly changing technological economy have changed dramatically. Students at community colleges are not just...

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