Winners of $50 million college innovation awards to be named

Mar 20, 2015 10:49 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Colleges in California will find out which schools win a slice of the $50 million Gov. Jerry Brown is doling out to reward institutions for taking on creative and cost-effective ways to get more students to earn degrees in less time.

The winners of the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education are expected to be 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.

The committee is expected to recommend 14 of the highest scoring candidates for a share of the prize.

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