Local Mid-Peninsula Community colleges are now offering 4 year degrees and it appears they are expanding. I’ve even heard the College of San Mateo is looking at offering 4-year engineering degrees for the same cost as what 2-year students pay in tuition per semester.
So why have you been denying yourself that little red convertible for the sake of stuffing your hard earned money into your little treasure’s college fund?
Upside is that you’ll save a ton of money by taking advantage of these community colleges. Downside is that the dream of converting junior’s room into an office or a mini man cave is out the window because they’ll still be living with you and raiding the refrigerator to eat the desert you had been dreaming about sinking your teeth into after getting home from that tough day at work!
Excerpt from today’s Climate Magazine below by Mark Simon Link
“Two Peninsula legislators are proposing a study to establish a California State University, Silicon Valley, at Cañada College in Redwood City. If ultimately approved, it would be the first community college in the state to become a four-year state college.”
“Fifteen of California’s community colleges offer officially sanctioned four-year degree programs, including Skyline College, where a student can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care in cooperation with San Francisco State. Cañada offers four-year Bachelor’s degrees in Human Services, Business Administration and Arts in Psychology. But those degrees are awarded by Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Cañada provides the facilities. Other degrees were offered at Cañada stating in 2002, but funding cuts forced the program to close in 2008.”