It’s a debate that’s been simmering for decades in D.C. — how should the city serve students looking for a community college education? For years, the University of the District of Columbia has served both two- and four-year students. But a new report recommends that the city rethink that approach. We look at the findings and discuss how a stand-alone community college would affect the District’s economy.


  • Martha Ross Senior Research Manager, Greater Washington Research at the Brookings Institution
  • Vincent Gray Candidate for Mayor, District of Columbia; D.C. City Council Chairman (D)
  • Stan Jackson Acting President, University of the District of Columbia

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