Michigan 2-Year Institution May Drop Its 'Community'

May 14, 2013

Jackson Community College, one of a number of two-year institutions in Michigan that recently earned the right to offer four-year degrees, may soon follow in the footsteps of comparable institutions in Florida by dropping the word "Community" from its name, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. Michigan in January became one of several states to allow two-year colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, which Jackson board members cited as a key reason for agreeing to vote next month on a recommendation to drop "community" from the institution's name. Trustees also said the word was an impediment to attracting international students, who are perplexed by the term.

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