ERIC Number: ED499250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
College Going Rates: A Performance Measure in California's Higher Education Accountability Framework. Commission Report 07-04
California Postsecondary Education Commission
As part of its work in developing an accountability framework for higher education, the Commission conducted an analysis of college-going rates in California. This analysis showed that: (1) California has serious inequities in access to higher education. College-going rates vary greatly depending on students' ethnicity, gender, and the type of neighborhood where the student's high school is located; (2) California's college-going rate for four-year colleges is lower than in most other states; (3) College-going rates measure access to higher education, but are only one part of the accountability picture; and (4) Information on how well students progress through higher education and on the value of their degrees in the job market is needed to assess how well the State is doing in making the benefits of higher education available to students leaving high school.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Access to Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Outcomes of Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disadvantaged, State Surveys, Enrollment Rate, Comparative Analysis, Planning Commissions
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail: Publication_Request@cpec.ca.gov; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California