Tuesday, March 26, 2013

schools.com's "10 awesome schools in the Lone Star State" includes Your College

By Aimee Hosler, Reporter
schools.com

Some say everything is bigger in Texas, and based on the size of its economy alone, that proverb is difficult to dispute: In 2011, The Economist reported that if Texas were its own nation, its GDP would rival all of Russia.

According to the Lumina Foundation, if the Lone Star state - which ranked 39th nationally in educational attainment in 2010 - wants to keep up with workforce demand (and maintain its economic prowess), it needs to turn out more college-educated workers by the year 2025. Texas community colleges and the practical, career-ready skills they can provide may be a help in the critical part of this equation.

These 10 notable Texas community colleges are doing their part ...

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