Bachelor's degrees at community colleges

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KGWN) -- Senate File 111 gives community colleges the ability to offer a Bachelor's of Applied Sciences. The bill made it through the State Legislature.

Dr. Joe Schaffer, the Laramie County Community College President, pointed out that Wyoming is currently ranked 48th in the nation when it comes to students graduating with a bachelor's degree per 1,000 students. Dr. Schaffer does not want this to create tension between community colleges and the University of Wyoming. He said, "We have such ground to make up in the state in regards to baccalaureate attainment, economic diversification and in all of those pieces, there's room for us to do more and to really think differently."

Senate File 111 still needs to be signed by Governor Gordon.