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Community colleges now can offer 4-year degrees




Image of Pasadena Community College. PCC is one of the supporters of a new program that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees.
Image of Pasadena Community College. PCC is one of the supporters of a new program that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

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This week Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that could have a dramatic effect on higher education in California.

Thanks to the bill, SB 850, some community colleges will soon be allowed to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees. Supporters of the new program hail it as a way to offer highly sought after degrees at a fraction of the cost.

Take Two speaks with the author of the bill: San Diego State Senator Marty Block.