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Do community colleges need a new funding structure?

October 29, 2018

Developing stronger partnerships between community colleges and local industry can help make higher education more relevant to the needs of student and employers. A recent report from the Urban Institute identifies a significant imbalance between the types of jobs available in the U.S. and the number of people who have the education levels required. Specifically, two-thirds of jobs in the U.S. require a high school diploma or less at entry level while a near-equivalent share of the population has more than a high school degree.

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