Collin College approved to offer four-year degrees in 2020

Collin College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecurity beginning January 2020.

Collin College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in cybersecurity beginning January 2020.

Collin College will begin offering four-year degrees beginning in January 2020, according to a June 13 release.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College board of trustees approved the community college’s change to a Level II institution, which includes the approval of Collin College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity.

“This is an amazing new chapter for the college and the culmination of a tremendous amount of work from many dedicated people,” Collin College district President Dr. Neil Matkin said in a statement.

Approval comes from the 2017 passage of Senate Bill 2118 into law, which authorized certain public community colleges to offer up to three baccalaureate degrees. A third baccalaureate program is in development and will be announced at a later date, Matkin said.  

He added Collin College will remain a community college regardless of the addition of four-year degrees.

“Senate Bill 2118 was specifically designed to help community colleges address critical workforce shortages in high-demand fields in Texas,” Matkin said.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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