Revised Community College Consolidation Plan Being Developed

Angela Dias
June 21, 2018 - 9:40 am

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HARTFORD, Conn (WTIC) - The State Board of Regents today is discussing a new Students First plan to consolidate Connecticut's community colleges. 

Among other things, the revised proposal will allow the state's 12 community colleges to remain as separate entities until 2023. The transition to a single community college would then be phased in gradually. 

The head of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Mark Ojakian said the revised plan will save $17 million. The original plan, which was rejected by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, was estimated to save $23 million.