Higher ed officials are pushing for stronger partnerships among colleges and universities to make costs more affordable for students.
A proposed bill would encourage public universities to team up with community colleges for what are known as 3+1 programs. That’s when a student goes to a community college for three years, then transfers to the four-year institution to finish a degree.
Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey says that would not only help people avoid debt but would expand access to low-income Ohioans.
“The more pathways we can give students to access higher education, the more successful that we’ll be.”