Joliet was originally an experimental post graduate high school program. It had started off with the enrollment of only six students. It is the first public community colleges.
Joliet Junior College
American Association of Junior Colleges is established
More than 70 community colleges have been established
California opens its first 2 community colleges.
Higher Education act of 1956
Passed by Johnson was made to strengthen the educational resources of colleges and universities and provide assistance for post secondary education.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act
Redirects taxpayers subsidies away from student loan companies and toward increased grant aid and benefits to borrowers.
Currently there are 1,626 community colleges in the United States.
AB 19 creates the California College Promise that provides funds to districts to advance the goals of the legislation.
* known as the free 1 year of college bill