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Missouri Dept. of Higher Education Receives $500,000 Grant

Posted: Oct 12, 2012 8:18 PM by Associated Press

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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri has received a $500,000 grant to help more people complete associate degrees from community colleges.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that state government had received the grant from the Lumina Foundation.

The state Department of Higher Education plans to use the funds to develop a statewide system to transfer college credits among two-year and four-year schools.

Officials estimate the grant could help a couple of thousand students complete associate degrees.

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