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Some Texas community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees


August 6, 2017

DALLAS (AP) — Some Texas community colleges are expanding their curriculums to offer bachelor's degrees and help meet the increased need for nurses and teachers.

The 2017 Legislature approved letting community colleges offer bachelor's degrees in high-need areas like applied sciences, applied technology and nursing, The Dallas Morning News reports .

Until now, few Texas community colleges — traditionally two-year schools — have had state approval to offer four-year bachelor's programs. Most have been in rural areas with limited access to higher education.

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