Big Benefits Are on the Way for Community College Students - NBC Connecticut

Big Benefits Are on the Way for Community College Students



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    Going to community college could pay off in big ways for Connecticut students.

    As enrollment at community colleges surges across the country, students who gain associate’s degrees in Connecticut will gain new benefits.

    On Wednesday, UConn is signing off on the deal to guarantee admission into UConn's School of Business for liberal arts and science graduates from any of the states 12 community colleges.

    On Tuesday, St. Joseph's College announced a partnership through which nursing students will be able to take night, weekend and online courses while they are on the job.

    “We have a partnership that will benefit people in Connecticut, not only students, but also the number of patients who they will serve,” Pamela Trotman Reid, president of St. Joseph's College said.

    “During this recession and these dark economic times, the community colleges have just been a real shining example of what we can do for the people in our state,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell said.
    It's not unclear what will be available to the UConn students, but more will be announced at the signing at the state Capitol on Wednesday morning.