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Study Says Florida College System Has A $27 Billion Benefit

The 28 institutions that make up the Florida College System (FCS) are doing some bragging. “The Florida College System — which last year awarded almost 106,000 degrees and certificates – was built, in part, to bolster the economic foundation of our state,” said St. Johns River State College President Joe Pickens at a Capitol news […]

Florida College System Students Can Take Their Credits To A Private School

Students who attend Florida’s public colleges can transfer to private institutions in Florida without losing credits. The agreement continues a partnership between the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Florida College System. The agreement — known a 2+2 in higher education circles — enables students to complete a two-year Associate in Arts […]

Tampa Bay College Students Can Earn Degree After Transferring

Students who transfer to the University of South Florida can still earn a degree at their former school. USF and four Tampa Bay colleges signed a “reverse transfer” agreement Monday. That means when a student completes a class a USF, the credits can count toward an associate’s degree at Hillsborough Community College, Pasco-Hernando Community College, […]

13th Grade: Adding Up The Cost Of Remedial College Courses

Students and Florida taxpayers pay a price for remedial education in several ways From 2004 to 2011, Florida’s remedial education costs for both students and schools ballooned from $118 million to $168 million. At the same time, state college funding has declined $544 million since 2007, causing tuition increases and creating a greater need for […]

Education Leader Criticizes Gov. Scott’s $10K Degree Challenge As More Colleges Sign On

More community colleges are accepting Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to create $10,000 bachelor’s degree programs. Scott issued the challenge Monday, calling on colleges to create affordable programs in high-demand areas like information technology, education, and engineering. Already more than half of the 28 institutions that comprise the Florida College System have announced they will consider […]

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