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Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

March 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Poll: New names for Seattle’s community colleges — what do you think?

The three schools collectively known as Seattle Community Colleges are about to get new names that officials say will better reflect the schools’ range of degree offerings.

The word “community” will be stripped from the schools’ titles sometime before this fall, the colleges announced Friday. From then on, the institutions will be known as North Seattle College, Seattle Central College and South Seattle College.

Readers who commented on the Friday story left mixed reviews of the name change:

I don’t think the name change is necessary, but it’s not my decision. I say just make sure that you keep the education affordable and practical, regardless of the name.

Wise move. Let’s face it, having “Community” in your name automatically moves you down a notch or two. 

Dropping “community” from the Seattle community system is just plain stupid. Community/technical colleges are generally somewhat more practically oriented than 4-year colleges/universities. Do they really need to sound pretentious and snotty with this name change? I don’t think so. 

What do you think about the name change? Vote in the poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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