Apparently students who manage to complete courses at any of Colorado’s 13 community colleges can go to University of Colorado, basically automatically. According to an article by Colleen O’Connor in the Denver Post:

Starting next spring, students at Colorado’s 13 community colleges will be guaranteed admission to any Arts and Sciences program at the University of Colorado if they have completed 30 semester hours and earned at least a 2.7 grade-point average.

“We believe this program is the only one of its kind in the United States,” said CU president Bruce Benson. “For our state in the nation to be competitive, we need an educated workforce, and this program will help achieve that.”

Well a relatively educated workforce. A 2.7 GPA? That’s barely even passing. The average national GPA for college students is 3.22. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer