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1 Florida Community College Baccalaureate Degree Programs Ed Massey, President Indian River Community College August 1st, 2007

2 Responding to Community Needs Florida Ranks 46th out of 50 states in Baccalaureate Degree Production –Florida 22.4% –Nation 27.2% Workforce need: –Approximately 20,000 new teachers needed annually –Approximately 41,548 nurses by 2011 –Increased access for AS degree students to advance in business and industry –Increases in quality and standard of living Florida’s population explosion will result in higher numbers of non-traditional students seeking higher education opportunities

3 Pathways to the Baccalaureate State University System 2+2 Articulation with Public and Private Upper-Division Institutions Concurrent Use/Joint Use Partnerships with Public and Private Upper-Division Institutions 2001 Legislation authorizing community colleges to offer workforce oriented baccalaureate degree programs

4 F.S Original 2001 Law –“…intent of the Legislature to further expand access to baccalaureate degree programs through the use of community colleges.” –“A community college may develop a proposal to deliver specified baccalaureate degree programs in its district to meet local workforce needs.” HB 7147 (2007) –“…A community college may also develop proposals to deliver baccalaureate degree programs in math and science which would prepare graduates to enter a teaching position in math or science.

5 Florida Board of Governors / State Board of Education Resolution The Florida Board of Governors and the Florida State Board of Education agree: –“Florida’s Community Colleges are positioned and capable of helping to meet a portion of [the] unmet need…” –“…Community Colleges should focus on bachelor’s degrees limited to teaching, nursing and Bachelor of Applied Science workforce-oriented degrees in high-need/demand majors.” –“The 2+2 and partnership approaches should continue to be supported as the primary routes for most student seeking other degrees.”

6 Community College Baccalaureate Programs 8 Florida Community Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees –24 in education –6 in management –5 in public safety –6 in nursing/health science 2 new Florida Community Colleges are submitting requests to offer baccalaureate degrees –Palm Beach Community College –Broward Community College

7 Outcomes of Current Programs Approximately 20,000 students were served via 473 partnership programs in Between , concurrent use/joint use partnerships for baccalaureate and graduate degrees increased by 102%

8 Access to the Baccalaureate Degree Baccalaureate Degrees at Community Colleges: Over 5,000 individuals will enroll in a Baccalaureate Degree Program at a Community College in the current fiscal year. An estimated 1,625 degrees are anticipated to be awarded through the current fiscal year. State funding of $3,872 per Full Time Equivalent (FTE) represents only 62% of the state university system’s full cost per FTE in There are currently 41 programs being offered at eight community colleges.

9 SAINT PETERSBURG AND OTHER APPROVED COLLEGES Florida Community College System Headcount for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

10 ADD BACCALAUREATE DEGREES TO SEVEN MID-SIZED COLLEGES Florida Community College System Headcount for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

11 ADD BACCALAUREATE DEGREES TO FOURTEEN REMAINING COLLEGES Florida Community College System Headcount for Baccalaureate Degree Programs

12 Summary Substantially increase access and degree completion for non-traditional students through site-based baccalaureate degree programs to maximize Florida’s Community College System as an effective element in the state’s economic development.


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