Go to Community College, Earn a Bachelor's Degree: Florida Likes That Combination

Brian Blanco for The Chronicle

St. Petersburg College offers a bachelor's degree in orthotics and prosthetics.
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In early 2000, Florida's work force wasn't keeping pace with demand. The state decided that a then-novel credential, a bachelor's degree from a community college, was the solution. By all accounts, the plan is working.

The new bachelor's degrees were...

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