Community colleges could grant some 4-year degrees

Legislation would allow community colleges to grant bachelor's degrees in certain fields

Published On: Dec 13 2012 11:55:27 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 13 2012 11:56:02 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. -

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would allow community colleges to grant bachelor's degrees in several fields of study.

The Senate passed the measure Thursday by a 20-17 vote, and it returns to the House to review changes before heading to the governor.

The measure allows community college students to receive the four-year degrees in culinary arts and energy production, maritime and cement technology.

The bill was revised to remove nursing from the list of bachelor's degrees the colleges would be able to grant.