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Fink, John – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief is part of the Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action initiative. This brief summarizes the research on dual enrollment programs--programs which allow high school students to enroll in college coursework through a partnering college or university--and offers policymakers a strategy to increase college enrollment and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Attendance
Odle, Taylor – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief is part of the Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action initiative. The brief describes the emerging practice of direct admissions, including how the practice has been designed, what outcomes it has produced, and considerations for policymakers debating the implementation of a direct admissions program in their state…
Descriptors: College Admission, Public Colleges, Barriers, Equal Education
Reddy, Vikash; Ramirez, Brianna; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2022
Ensuring equity in higher education access and success for Black and Latino Californians requires building and maintaining robust pathways from Los Angeles' high schools to its colleges and universities. In this report, the authors note that California's high schools, community colleges, and public four-year universities have increased enrollment…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, College Bound Students
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
Latinx Californians represent the largest ethnic group in the state, with a demographic that is disproportionately young. The state must significantly increase the educational opportunity and success of Latinx Californians, ensuring that more of them are prepared for college, attend college, and graduate with the skills necessary to thrive…
Descriptors: State Universities, Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Academic Achievement
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The future of California will be defined by ensuring better educational opportunity for Latinx Californians. While historic numbers of Latinx students are graduating from high school prepared for college and are enrolling in higher education, these numbers are still too low. Inequitable access to college opportunity and success in graduating with…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Attendance, State Universities, Race
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The value of a college degree continues to rise. A bachelor's degree in particular provides unrivaled economic and health benefits not just for the individual earning the degree, but for the entire state. Therefore, it is not surprising to see growing demand for a college education coupled with growing eligibility for California's public…
Descriptors: State Universities, Access to Education, College Admission, College Bound Students
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The value of a college degree continues to rise. A bachelor's degree in particular provides unrivaled economic and health benefits not just for the individual earning the degree, but for the entire state. Therefore, it is not surprising to see growing demand for a college education coupled with growing eligibility for California's public…
Descriptors: State Universities, Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Freshmen
Reddy, Vikash; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The State of Higher Education for Black Californians is the first in the Campaign for College Opportunity's series of reports on the current state of college access and completion for California's Black; Latinx; and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. The state of higher education reports also discuss the implications of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Graduation Rate, African American Students
Brymner, Jake – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
The COVID-19 health crisis has laid bare the structural inequity in the financial aid system. The pandemic has hit the lowest-income students hardest, with many struggling to afford the basic technology for online learning on top of new or exacerbated food and housing insecurity. Federal and state dollars predicated on Pell Grant eligibility, time…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
With over 37 million residents, California is the most populous state in the country. California's primary and secondary schools enroll over 6.2 million students,1 and there are 3.4 million undergraduates attending 683 postsecondary institutions in California. Yet, because of the lack of a strong data infrastructure, we are unable to answer basic…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
Dow, Audrey – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
College opportunity is key to ensuring that California can meet its economic goals, maintain its global standing, and keep up with technological advances. As California's economy becomes increasingly reliant on a better-educated workforce and further connected to a global marketplace for its services and products, immigrant students are poised to…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Public Colleges, Access to Education, Public Policy
Siqueiros, Michele; Dow, Audrey; Bell, Allison; Christeson, Rachel; Clark, John; Kelly, Patrick; Jones, Dennis – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
The California higher education system has not kept pace with changing workforce demands or the needs of California's racially diverse population. Fewer than half of adults in California have a college credential but by 2030, 60% will need a college education to meet workforce demand and racial equity gaps will need to be entirely eliminated. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, Access to Education, Student Costs
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