Better late than never, more Texas universities are making it easier for community college students to continue their education.
Starting out at a community college to save money attracts many students, but it can make it difficult to get four-year degrees easily elsewhere, especially in specialized fields.
Students might have difficulty getting accepted at a four-year university, and if accepted, they can have issues converting credits.
It can be discouraging to jump through administrative hoops and possibly retaking classes.
Texas A&M opened engineering academies ready to help students achieve an engineering degree without administrative hassle. The academy works with certain two-year colleges, having students co-enrolled in both schools. They take core curriculum classes at community college while being offered A&M engineering classes.
More bachelor's degrees mean more skilled workers in the job market. We all want that.