A Community College Pioneers a Results-Oriented Approach

Washington State officials hope an experiment with 'learning outcomes' at Cascadia will pay off

Perched on the edge of rolling woodlands in the thick of Washington's technology corridor, Cascadia Community College opens its doors this month, hoping to become known for more than its prime location and state-of-the-art facilities.

Officials at Cascadia, the state's first new community college in 30 years, want to lead a revolution in how community colleges do business.