With high school seniors making national headlines and the fall university semester in question, community colleges must assume that a growing number of graduating seniors and associate degree completers will seek opportunities to pursue their bachelor’s degree closer to home due to financial restraints and the desire to remain close to family and friends.
Community college baccalaureate (CCB) programs are uniquely positioned to provide current community college students (who may have been considering transitioning to a university) and incoming freshmen seamless access to affordable and convenient bachelor’s degree options. Students can work on these degrees online and part-time, around family and work obligations and never leave home, avoiding a gap year and unnecessary room and board expenses.
“Community college baccalaureate degrees are workforce focused and well equipped to meet today’s changing economy and labor market demands,” CCBA President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock says. “Now is the time for the community college baccalaureate degree to shine. As the nation positions itself for a post-pandemic economic recovery, history has shown that community colleges will lead the way in assuring their communities rebound. The Community College Baccalaureate Association is committed to supporting all community colleges as the state of higher education continues to evolve.”