ERIC Number: ED082747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Higher Education Through the Community Colleges.
Brossman, Sidney W.
California's existing system of providing majority access to community colleges for all who desire to enter public higher education and limited access at the freshman level to the California State University and Colleges and to the University of California appears to be effective. The community colleges are well equipped to meet the needs that have resulted or will result from broader access. Attention should be focused, however, on the following existing problems: (1) financial barriers to transferring to a four-year college to complete baccalaureate degrees because of lack of funds to pay living expenses; (2) the need to modify existing admissions standards to include measures to identify minority group students who could be overlooked by traditional measures; (3) additional factors that should be considered in respect to controlled access to the lower division of four-year colleges are the student's ability to pay for his education and his racial and ethnic background, neither of which should preclude his being selected; (4) access is still inadequate in many rural areas and in some inner-city locations; (5) the need for more techniques to insure that potential students are aware of opportunities for postsecondary education, particularly for adults; (6) increased financial assistance to disadvantaged students. (DB)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California