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3/24/2014 - Gov. Malloy: Let's Graduate as Many Students as Possible

From Governor Malloy's Office

Joined by Mayor Bill Finch, higher education officials, students and legislators, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today visited Housatonic Community College where he discussed his plan to increase college completion rates in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) System.

Governor Malloy’s legislation, House Bill 5050, An Act Concerning College Completions, establishes the "Go Back to Get Ahead" program in the Board of Regents (BOR). It would improve college completion rates by encouraging students who have not attained an associate’s or bachelor's degree to return to one of 17 state colleges and universities to complete their degree.

"When a student starts college and doesn’t complete their degree, it's a lost opportunity for the student, the college, and Connecticut’s economy," said Governor Malloy. "This initiative follows the important work we're already doing to improve our colleges and K-12 public schools. 'Go Back to Get Ahead' will help us build a future for Connecticut in which we are graduating as many students as possible into good paying jobs with good benefits, right here in Connecticut."

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