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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
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
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, 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
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
In the coming years, California will need a growing supply of educated workers to meet the demands of a dynamic state economy, and this supply will must come from populations that have historically been underrepresented in higher education. The higher education sector will need strong state policy leadership focused on the long-term success of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation, State Policy, Political Attitudes
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
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
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
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