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Bustillos, Leticia Tomas; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
California's public colleges and universities are among the best, from the talent evident in the students to the groundbreaking research conducted by world-renowned faculty. They are also some of the most diverse in the nation. Left out from serving in vital positions of leadership, however, is a proportional representation of Asian Americans,…
Descriptors: Values, State Colleges, State Universities, College Administration
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
California's colleges and universities are among the most diverse in the nation. More than two-thirds of college students are Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), African American, and Latinx. Without question, California's present and its future are dependent on the success of their diverse student body. But that…
Descriptors: College Governing Councils, Disproportionate Representation, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans
Bustillos, Leticia Tomas – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2017
California cannot produce the educated population our workforce and high-tech industries demand without significantly increasing the number of community college students transferring to universities. A strong transfer system is crucial not just for employers who need educated workers, but also for students seeking a clear and affordable path to…
Descriptors: Costs, College Transfer Students, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Shorette, Rob; Byrd, Daniel – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2016
Our new report, "Keeping the Promise: Going the Distance on Transfer Reform," has found significant improvements in the creation of a seamless transfer pathway between California Community Colleges and the California State Universities (CSU) since the passage of historic transfer reform legislation, SB1440, six years ago. This report…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College)
Byrd, Daniel; Shorette, Rob – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2016
California is at a crossroads in terms of STEM and health workforce development. On the one hand, California has more available entry-level STEM jobs than any other state in the country and a steadily growing health workforce, giving large segments of its population access to stable careers. On the other hand, California's public colleges and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Public Colleges, College Role, Labor Force Development
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2016
This publication is an overview of Higher Education in California to provide readers with a deeper understanding about how the public systems work. The primer outlines the mission, enrollment, cost of attendance, and governance and funding structure of each of California's public higher education systems. This resource also provides critical facts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, State Colleges
Valliani, Nadia – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2015
The "State of Higher Education in California" is a series of reports that provide comprehensive data on the current state of college access and completion for the state and what it means for the economy. This report on Blacks is the second in the 2015 State of Higher Education in California series. The report provides information on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, College Freshmen
Valliani, Nadia – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2015
In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 209--a ban on the consideration of race in the college admissions process at public universities. This policy brief examines the effects of Proposition 209 at the University of California system by analyzing twenty years' of application, admission, and enrollment data. The brief concludes that in…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, State Universities, College Admission
Valliani, Nadia; Byrd, Daniel – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2015
Approximately, 6.3 million Asian Americans and 347,501 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPIs) live in California. The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community is one that is both significant in size and in diversity. It also represents the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the state. Ensuring their access to and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, College Freshmen
Valliani, Nadia – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2015
California is home to more than 15 million Latinos, the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. When one in two children under the age of 18 in California is Latino, one conclusion is clear: the future of the economy and the state will rise or fall on the educational success of Latinos. To secure the economic future of California, the state…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Readiness