For this assignment, write a paper where you respond to the following:

  • What were the societal forces that prompted the establishment of the first community colleges?
  • What were the precursors to this kind of institution?
  • What is considered to be the first community (or junior) college in the nation?
  • What needs were these colleges set up to address and how has that mission expanded over the years?
  • How do they reflect a distinctly American view of post-secondary education?

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages
References: Minimum of 3-5 scholarly resources.


Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.