(a) The establishment of Baltimore City Community College is based on the findings
and policies set forth in this section.
(b)(1) Public higher education should be accessible to all those who seek and qualify
(2) There is a need for an effective comprehensive urban community college in Baltimore
City offering educational programs that will stimulate the participation of individuals,
be responsive to the needs of the community, and afford open access to individuals
with a variety of educational backgrounds.
(3) Businesses in the Baltimore metropolitan area are undergoing an economic transition
and need and must be ready to make extensive use of and provide financial support
for an effective, well-managed urban institution to train and educate their employees
and prospective employees in skills and fields of study of importance to the region's
(4) A partnership between the State and business community is essential to attain
the requisite level of financial support to create and sustain a quality institution
that is responsive to the technological and continuing education needs of businesses.
(c) The purpose of the College is to provide quality, accessible, and affordable education
to the citizens of Baltimore in the areas of basic skills, technical and career education,
continuing education, and the arts and sciences.
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