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community college

(Encyclopedia) community college, public institution of higher education. Community colleges are characterized by a two-year curriculum that leads to either the associate degree or transfer to a four…

Gadsden

(Encyclopedia) Gadsdengădz´dən, city (1990 pop. 42,523), seat of Etowah co., NE Ala., on the Coosa River; settled in 1846, inc. 1871. Iron, coal, limestone, sand, clay, and timber are found in the…

Mason City

(Encyclopedia) Mason City, city (1990 pop. 29,040), seat of Cerro Gordo co., N central Iowa; inc. 1874. It is the rail, trade, and industrial center of a large agricultural area. There is food…

Hawaii, University of

(Encyclopedia) Hawaii, University of, at Honolulu (Manoa Campus), Hilo, and Pearl City (West Oahu Campus) with additional community college campuses; land-grant and state supported; coeducational;…

New York, City University of

(Encyclopedia) New York, City University of (CUNY), at New York City; created in 1961 by combining the city's 17 municipal colleges. It includes Bernard M. Baruch College (1919; specializes in…

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

(Encyclopedia) Hall of Fame for Great Americans, national shrine, on the campus of Bronx Community College of the City Univ. of New York, Bronx, New York City; est. 1900. The Hall of Fame, a 630-ft (…

Durham

(Encyclopedia) Durham dûr´ăm, city (1990 pop. 136,611), seat of Durham co., N central N.C., in the Piedmont area; inc. 1867. Once a major tobacco and textile center, Durham is a research and…

open enrollment

(Encyclopedia) open enrollment, a policy of admitting to college all high-school graduates in an effort to provide a higher education for all who desire it. To critics it means an inevitable lowering…