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Hundreds sign up for the new Calbright College

On its opening day, nearly 700 people submitted applications to enroll in California’s new online-only two-year institution — Calbright College.

The college was created to serve an entirely new adult and underemployed population of students who are working part-time jobs or stuck in positions that don’t pay a living wage. The California Community College system described those potential students as “stranded workers,” between the ages of 25 and 34. Despite that focus, any student can enroll in the college, which is free to students, since it is a community college.

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