Butte College, Shasta College among college innovation award winners

Mar 20, 2015 5:24 PM by News Staff

Butte College and Shasta College are among the fourteen California colleges that will get a slice of the $50 million Gov. Jerry Brown is awarding to institutions undertaking creative and cost-effective ways of getting more students to earn degrees in less time.

The winners of the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education were announced at a committee meeting Friday.

Fifty-two public colleges and universities applied for the awards. They included a community college working to put its students on the path to law school and a California State University branch offering a computer science degree that can be completed in three years.

Five schools, including Shasta College were named the top scorers and will get $5 million each to continue their work; five others will receive $3 million and Butte College and the remaining three will get $2.5 million.

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