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Vikash Reddy – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2024
Home to the nation's largest Latinx (15 million), Asian American NHPI (almost 7 million) and the 5th largest Black (2.8 million) populations, California is the nation's most diverse and populous state. This diversity is one of the state's greatest assets, yet, representation of racially minoritized leaders in California's colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Community Colleges, Universities, Equal Education
Macias, Elsa; Reddy, Vikash – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This report discusses the disturbing shortage of nurses and growing impact on this shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, California's nursing workforce currently does not reflect the state's diversity. Although Latinx residents account for 39% of the state's population, just 10% of California's Registered Nurses are Latinx. While…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Labor Force Development
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
Bastedo, Michael – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief is part of the Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action initiative. This brief is focused on holistic review, a strategy in college admissions that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside a range of indicators that include grades, extra curriculars, environmental context, among other factors. For…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Equal Education, Inclusion
Bell, Lauren; Peters, Eleanor Eckerson – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief is part of the Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action initiative. This brief--which draws on a thorough review of existing research, original data analysis, and conversations with institutional leaders and experts--urges college leaders and admissions officials to address longstanding inequities in college access by…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Educational Policy, Equal Education
J. Luke Wood; Frank Harris III – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief discusses equity-minded faculty practices and provides resources to support equity-minded faculty hiring. It focuses on the four hiring practices that have been proven to contribute in a positive way to faculty diversity, including: (1) developing equity-minded hiring criteria; (2) equity-themed cluster hiring; (3) equity-minded…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Teacher Selection, Diversity (Faculty)
Pamela Burdman; Melodie Baker – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
This brief focuses on the important role that math requirements contribute to inequity in access to college, in particular the value placed on calculus, even though it is not an essential course for students who are seeking non-STEM degrees. The boost earned by students who are fortunate enough to have access to calculus, a benefit unequally…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Calculus, Equal Education, Nonmajors
Art Coleman; Ed Smith – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
On June 29, 2023, in Students for "Fair Admissions vs. Harvard" and "Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a consolidated opinion that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) violated federal non-discrimination law by considering race as one factor…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, College Admission, Racism, Student Diversity
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2022
California's public higher education system has catapulted the state into global leadership such that, the state is the 5th largest economy in the world today. A bachelor's degree, in particular, provides unrivaled economic and health benefits for the individual earning the degree and for the state. To better understand how California's public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, State Colleges
Murillo, Danny – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
With the philanthropic support of the Art for Justice Fund and Michelson 20MM Foundation, the Campaign for College Opportunity produced this research brief that provides an overview of the current state of higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated students. This brief provides descriptive demographics on California's incarcerated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The California Community Colleges (CCC) are central to the economic strength and social mobility of California and its residents. They serve the majority of undergraduates in California. Each year, over 2 million students attend one of the 116 community colleges across the state, including the online campus--Cal Bright. Like "Chutes and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Equal Education
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 Bound Students, College Freshmen
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
Since the Spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of billions of people worldwide. Seemingly overnight, colleges and universities transitioned their entire operations online. There is no playbook for how to best respond to this global pandemic. While it is virtually impossible to predict the lasting impact that COVID-19 will…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Community Colleges, State Colleges
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