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Regents may approve four year degrees at two year colleges

Some of the University of Wisconsin's two-year colleges may soon offer four-year degrees, under a plan being considered by the Board of Regents.

The plan would make it easier to get a degree for so-called "place-bound students." Those are students with an associate's degree, but can't transfer to any of the UW-Systems' four year colleges.

UW-System spokesman David Giroux says the degree would be more affordable for such students, and would also teach them skills like team building, communication and leadership.

The Regents will review the plan at their monthly meeting on the UW-Milwaukee campus Thursday.

The five UW campuses proposed for the four-year degree plan are UW-Richland, UW-Rock County, UW-Barron County, UW-Baraboo-Sauk County, and UW-Marshfield-Wood County.