NC Community Colleges Won't Seek 4-Year Degrees

January 18, 2016

North Carolina's State Board of Community Colleges voted 11-7 Friday not to study the feasibility of offering bachelor's degrees in nursing, The News & Observer reported. Proponents of the idea noted that North Carolina lacks enough bachelor's degree holders in nursing, and that its community colleges offer well-respected associate programs. But board members said they did not want to start a turf war with the University of North Carolina system or risk a shift in mission away from an emphasis on two-year degrees.

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