Assessing the Potential to Expand Community College Baccalaureate Programs in Texas

Assessing the Potential to Expand Community College Baccalaureate Programs in Texas: Executive Summary

Lindsay Daugherty
Charles A. Goldman
Lindsay Butterfield
Trey Miller
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 18
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/j.ctt14bs316
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    Assessing the Potential to Expand Community College Baccalaureate Programs in Texas
    Book Description:

    To inform decisions about whether community college baccalaureate degree programs should be expanded in Texas, this report summarizes findings on unmet workforce-development needs in nursing and four applied science occupations: computer and information technology, management of fire sciences, management of production/operations technicians, and health information technology.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8952-6
    Subjects: Education, Health Sciences, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[ii])
  2. Preface
    (pp. 1-2)
  3. Assessing the Potential to Expand Community College Baccalaureate Programs in Texas Executive Summary
    (pp. 3-14)
    Lindsay Daugherty, Charles A. Goldman, Lindsay Butterfield and Trey Miller

    Like much of the United States, Texas has seen significant expansion in higher education in recent years. Yet many workforce-development needs, particularly those requiring additional baccalaureate degrees, remain unmet in some areas of the state. Employers and students are calling for additional programs to develop workplace skills and to provide opportunities for career advancement. Increasing levels of education also would benefit individuals and society. Baccalaureate-level needs have been served primarily by universities, sometimes in partnership with community colleges, where a large percentage of students complete the first portion of a degree program. Community colleges are particularly important for first-generation college...

  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. 15-16)