Florida colleges add four-year degrees

Despite lean budgets, Florida community colleges are adding bachelor’s degree programs, reports the Miami Herald.

At Miami Dade, the new four-year degrees being offered this fall include electronics engineering, film, television and digital production, physician assistant studies, and supervision and management.

Broward College is adding information technology and technology management degrees, while expanding its bachelor’s in supervision and management program to all three campuses. In January, a four-year nursing degree program will be launched.

Students can save more than $500 a semester by continuing at a community college.

Older students are much more common at community colleges: Forty-one percent of community college students in four-year programs are 35 or older.

More than half of Florida’s 28 community colleges  offer bachelor’s degrees. Colleges target “high-demand careers for which there is a demonstrated shortage of qualified local workers.”

POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON July 8, 2010

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