Rethinking the Role of Community Colleges

As more students see the two-year schools as a step toward a four-year degree, California tries to smooth the way.

HAYWARD, CA - APRIL17: Students study in the cafeteria at Chabot College on April 17, 2012 in Hayward, California. Chabot is a community college that offers job skills training and education in areas such as nursing, accounting, mechanics, and other skilled trades. Community colleges are an affordable alternative to a four year degree at a university catering to non-traditional students.
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