Community college lands 4-year program using data-driven approach

October 24, 2008 by Emsi Burning Glass

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With an appealing climate, great local employment opportunities, and a robust agricultural sector, it’s easy to see why the Tri-Cities has been the fastest-growing region in Washington state since 2000.

Located in the southeastern part of the state, Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco (a.k.a the Tri-Cities) have mushroomed nearly 20 percent over the last eight years and boast a current population of 234,000. However, as is always the case with rapid growth, there is one issue: The area’s booming population base has few available avenues to earn four-year degrees without traveling out of the region, thus limiting the ability for many residents to ascend on the career ladder.

As a result, Columbia Basin College offered a solution.

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