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The role of community colleges in North Carolina education

Jennifer Haygood presents a strategic plan for the future of community colleges to the NC General Assembly.

—  North Carolina has 58 community colleges

— About 60 percent of degree-seeking students in community colleges are women

— Through community college, students can prepare to take their high school equivalency exam, start a path towards a four-year college, take continuing education, or train in a technical education area like welding or nursing


In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Jennifer Haygood, the acting president of the North Carolina Community College System. They talk about the role of community colleges, who they serve, how they’re changing, and their place in the future of North Carolina education. 

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