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Document Number: 7085

“Putting Minds to Work” Pays Big Dividends! The Impact of Florida Community Colleges on Students’ Prosperity and the State’s Economy: A Solid Return on Investment - This report examines the impact of Florida’s community colleges on students’ prosperity and on the state’s economy. The state’s 28 community colleges have a broad mission and multiple responsibilities. They chiefly provide academic and technical degree education. Most of their students are part-time. Their average age is 27. During the 2004-05 fiscal year, more than 800,000 students sought educational enhancement through the community college system. (Necati Aydin, Florida Tax Watch, February 2006) ...

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