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New plan aims to boost transfers to historically black colleges




Students gather before graduation at Santa Monica College on June 11th, 2013.
Students gather before graduation at Santa Monica College on June 11th, 2013.
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Community college students in California now have a new option if they choose to transfer for a four-year degree: a guaranteed spot at historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

Transfer students will be guaranteed the spot at one of nine HBCUs across the country, as long as they meet certain standards.

We're joined by Michelle Maitre, reporter for Ed Source Today.