How community colleges hope to grab the online market

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Community colleges trying to get a better share of the online degree market have a new tool to help them fight through the clutter:

It’s the fledgling product of an online education consortium comprising American Association of Community Colleges member colleges, Community College Times reports.

When it launches late this year, it should put in one spot all the information about online community college programs across the country — including certificate and degree programs, and workforce retraining and job programs.

From the Times’ description, it sounds like it’ll be comprehensive:

The portal will allow students to search by degree, region and program cost. It will also show earnings potential for certain degrees and which companies are hiring.

Right now they have only eight colleges on board, but hope to have most U.S. community colleges in the system in the next three to five years.

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