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A Worthy Investment



by Walter Bumphus

Community colleges have had their fair share of publicity in the past few years. I, for one, have been very pleased to see this oft-maligned sector of higher education be recognized for the contributions community colleges make to the local, regional, and national economy.

Nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States attend community colleges, and with good reason. These open-access institutions serve a diverse student population. From recent high school graduates to adult learners, the affordability and flexibility offered by community colleges can help put any student’s educational and career goals within reach.

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