PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation on Tuesday allowing colleges to offer four-year degrees.
Under Gov. Ducey's legislation, community colleges offering baccalaureate degrees must approve each program based on specific criteria, including workforce need, financial and administrative analysis of the feasibility of offering the program, and mitigating duplication.
“Arizona’s community colleges play a critical role in supporting students of all ages and equipping our workforce with skills and resources,” said Governor Ducey.
Gov. Ducey adds, “Arizona is a school choice state, and today’s action is school choice for higher education. This is ‘Opportunity for All’ in action. It will allow students even more opportunities as they strengthen their education and expand their employment opportunities. Thank you to Senator Paul Boyer and Representative Becky Nutt for leading on legislation that supports Arizona’s higher education students and our talented workforce.”
On Monday, Gov. Ducey issued an executive order allowing Arizonans who continue to receive unemployment benefits may continue to do so by showing they are searching for work.