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Compton : College Standards Raised

May 05, 1988

Compton Community College President Edison O. Jackson said this week that the school is one of the first to meet state-mandated tougher graduation standards and that enrollment increased this semester for the sixth straight time.

Speaking at the school's media luncheon Tuesday, Jackson said a soon-to-be-released accreditation report will praise the school for its curriculum.

"Our (degree) requirements are some of the highest (for a community college) in California," Jackson said. He said this is a change from when he arrived three years ago, when there were some teachers who did not "believe that minority students can achieve a high level of success."

Jackson said that the college's enrollment is 5,244, up from 3,300 in 1985.

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