Connecticut college system moves ahead with controversial consolidation plan

Community colleges and four-year university systems in several states have consolidated or merged in some way in recent years.

Georgia State University’s merger with the Perimeter College helped raise the graduation rate of first-time, full-time students in the college’s two-year programs from 6% to 12%, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline publication.

The move was part of broader consolidation across the University of Georgia System since 2011. It saved $6 million, which the college was able to use some of to boost its student services offerings, Stateline reported.

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