Ohio Community Colleges to Offer Bachelors’August 15, 2017 |
by Pat Donachie
Some community colleges in Ohio will soon be able to offer bachelor’s degrees, according to Crain’s Cleveland. The news comes after a new addition to the state’s 2018-2019 fiscal year budget, and also follows legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich in June authorizing community and technical colleges to offer applied Bachelor’s degrees.
Supporters believe students who had achieved applied associate’s degrees would particularly benefit from the new model, as it can be difficult for those specified degrees to translate consistently into a generalized bachelor’s degree. The state’s Department of Higher Education is in the midst of reviewing applications for potential applied Bachelor’s degrees.