Bill allows community colleges to issue bachelors degrees

A bill signed by Gov. Mark Gordon will allow the state’s community colleges to issue bachelors degrees without input from the University of Wyoming.

The bill, Senate File 111, was signed Friday.

Rep. John Freeman, D-Green River, said the bill allows the state’s seven community colleges to issue Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in specific fields.

Freeman said once Western Wyoming Community College creates the coursework needed for a degree, residents can earn bachelor degrees without leaving Rock Springs. He said the degrees are geared towards technical fields.

One example Freeman gave invo...


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