2-year colleges will take a hit under budget proposals
Community colleges could see less money coming from the state, even as four-year institutions are set to receive slightly more money, according to the latest budget proposals from the state Legislature.
In the state's latest budget, however, community colleges and other two-year, higher education institutions are at the bottom of the funding list, despite the state still having billions available for spending.
The first drafts of state budgets over the next two years show a decrease in higher education funding.
Community colleges face a 6 percent decrease from the previous budget, although general higher education institutions could see up to a 1.5 percent increase.
I just graduated from a two year college and I am probably transferring in the fall. In the meantime I will see what I can currently do with a two year Liberal Arts degree. I don't think it will be much hence my plans to transfer in the fall. But, that is so besides the point.
Two year colleges give people that don't have a lot of resources their best chance to get out of poverty. It is also beneficial to the next generation because children who's parents have a college education do better themselves, being that they are in general healthier and happier.
As a matter of fact, the first two years should be free any way. Some would say four years, but I am cool with two and after that larger pell grants and student loans.