Connecticut Regents OK College Consolidation

HARTFORD — The state Board of Regents approved a plan to combine Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into one college with 12 separate campuses in three regions Thursday while warning that the proposal was still a work in progress.

The consolidation effort, which will lead to the shedding of 190 positions and the loss of accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will save the Connecticut State University System, which is controlled by the Board of Regents, about $28 million annually over the next four years. An additional $13 million will be saved by finding efficiencies across the whole system, including the combined community colleges, the four regional colleges (CCSU, SCSU, ECSU and WCSU), and the Charter Oak online college.

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