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John Fink; Aurely Garcia Tulloch; Jessica Steiger; Vikash Reddy – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2023
Upward transfer from a community college to a four-year institution is a distinct component of higher education and has long been envisioned as an accessible and affordable route to a bachelor's degree for students who are Latinx, Black, underrepresented Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native, as…
Descriptors: Equal Education, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
Campbell, Tylar; Reddy, Vikash; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
California has long been a destination of opportunity--and challenge--for Black Californians. Known for its innovation and economic prosperity, California's higher education institutions play a critical role for social and economic mobility for Black residents. In "The State of Higher Education for Black Californians," published in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Access to Education, College Role, Equal Education
Reddy, Vikash; Ryan, Jessie – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
In the classic game of "Chutes and Ladders," the player can see square 100--the finish line--but it is not easy to get there. The player may climb one ladder only to land on the wrong spot and be sent spiraling down a chute. In the game, players are aiming for the blue ribbon on square 100, but for students enrolling in college, the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Equal Education
Reddy, Vikash; Dow, Audrey – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
The most significant investment California made in the 1960s was the creation of, arguably, the best public higher education system in the world. The 1965 Master Plan for Higher Education created a three-tiered system of higher education that provided a place in college for any Californian seeking the opportunity. From research universities to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Outcomes of Education, Economic Impact
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
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
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
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
Transfer from California's community colleges to its public universities has long been central to the state's higher education system. Though most of the 2.2 million community college students intend to transfer, fewer than half do so within six years of their initial enrollment. A low transfer rate is bad news for California. The state's economy…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Associate Degrees, State Universities
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
Bates, Abigail K.; Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
The State of Higher Education in California is a series of reports by the Campaign for College Opportunity that provide comprehensive data on the current state of college access and completion for our state and what it means for our economy. This report analyzes the state of Black Californians in education. Specifically, this report reviews…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Higher Education, Access to Education, Graduation
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
The State of Higher Education in California is a series of reports by the Campaign for College Opportunity that provide comprehensive data on the current state of college access and completion for our state and what it means for our economy. This report analyzes the state of Latinx in California education. Specifically, this report reviews…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Success, Enrollment Trends
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)
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