community colleges

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The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has rejected a plan to consolidate Connecticut’s twelve community colleges into one system.

The Association, which accredits schools, says combining the community colleges would create a new institution and that new school would need to apply for its own accreditation. It could not keep the current accreditation of the twelve individual community colleges. 

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A plan to merge Connecticut’s 12 state-run community colleges into one system received mixed reviews at a legislative hearing in Hartford on Tuesday.

Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy visited Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Monday to speak about a bill he has proposed to increase the number of people who can finish degrees at Connecticut’s state colleges and universities.