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Junior College Organized in Chicago by Jewish People’s Institute

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In an effort to meet the newest and latest Chicago educational emergency, the Jewish People’s Institute of Chicago will organize a Junior College, according to Philip L. Seman, general director.

The emergency which virtually closed the high schools last summer and which was met by the Jewish People’s Institute formation of a summer high school in which 1,300 students registered, now exists again for all practical purposes in the Chicago college situation, the authorities of the Jewish People’s Institute announced. The leading universities of the city, the bulletin adds, admit but a limited number to the freshman class. The larger colleges have not the accomodation to receive more than their quotas. The cost of education, too, has grown too high for the student of the family of average income to be able to take advantage of it, the Jewish educators declare.

It is for these reasons, the bulletin continues, that the J.P.I. feels that it can and should organize a Junior College. It will enable many students who are definitely denied the opportunity of attending a school of higher education to pursue their studies in a course at the J.P.I. Junior Pre-engineering or Commerce and Business Administration.

The J.P.I. proposes to have a faculty and a program of courses that shall in every way meet the requirements of the accrediting associations, the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the University of Illinois, and be in every sense a junior college.

Arrangements are being made with other colleges in Chicago to grant its students reciprocal credit for work done so no time will be lost for any work they may be pursuing either there or at the J.P.I. when it opens its Junior College. Tuition rates will be $50 a semester for the average student’s course.

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