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America's Best Kept Secret No Longer a Secret
At the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, Dr. Jill Biden and President Obama stressed the importance of community colleges in our nation's education system. "By 2020, America will once again lead the world in producing college graduates," said President Obama, "and I believe community colleges will play a huge part in meeting this goal, by producing an additional 5 million degrees and certificates in the next 10 years."
Studies have shown that minorities who attend community college before transferring into a 4-year university have a higher degree completion rate than minorities who start at a 4-year institution during their freshman year.
To hear what did actor Billy Crystal and journalist Jim Lehrer say about their experiences at community colleges, watch this video.