Alabama Will Consolidate 7 Community Colleges

December 11, 2015

The board of the Alabama Community College System voted Thursday to consolidate seven community colleges into two, AL.com reported. While merger proposals are frequently controversial, there was no opposition to (or discussion of) the proposal at the board meeting. The plan still requires other approvals, including from the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, the accreditor of the institutions.

The plan would consolidate three community colleges under Faulkner State Community College. They are Jefferson Davis Community College, Southern Community College and Reid State Technical College. Two other community colleges -- Southern Union State Community College and Chattahoochee Valley Community College -- would be merged into Central Alabama Community College.

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