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Cañada College Named State's Top 25 Community Colleges

Schools.com ranked the local community college one of the best in the state.

Many four-year institutions pull out all the stops to be ranked high in the US News & World Report’s rankings. However, community colleges are often overlooked in these rankings despite their credibility and higher affordability.

Schools.com, a comprehensive website reviewing all higher level education, ranked all the community colleges in California, and made the top 25.

The author wrote, “Cañada College proves that big things really can come in small packages. Not only is Cañada College one of the state's leading community colleges in terms of completion and transfer rates, but this relatively small campus is one of the few nationally to offer bachelor's degrees through its University Center.”

The community college most recently received a $3.3 million grant to fund students’ bachelors degrees at the new University Center.

“This is a major grant that will literally transform the college and the Center for International and University Studies,” said Cañada’s Interim President, Jim Keller, in a statement. “The grant will fund additional personnel needed to put into place clear pathways and support services for students who enter the college seeking bachelor’s degrees.”

The five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program will particularly help a large number of high-need and Hispanic students at the college.

Canada faculty, like Professor Amelia Enriquez have .

Other schools in the immediate area that made the list include the City College of San Francisco, De Anza College and Foothill College.

For a full list, read the following article.

 

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Mary McLinden July 05, 2012 at 04:15 PM
And have you heard about their Middle College High School program in collaboration with the Sequoia High School District? Yet another reason we DON'T need to be spending money on more small charter high schools, but SHOULD be trying to improve the academic programs already in place at Sequoia, Woodside M/A and Carlmont.

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