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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 our 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
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
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
Reddy, Vikash – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2021
Each year, the state of California spends billions of dollars on funding for the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community Colleges (CCC). Those dollars are invested to ensure all California residents have an opportunity to gain the skills and education they need to participate in and advance the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, State Universities, Community Colleges, African American 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
Reddy, Vikash; Siqueiros, Michele; Itzkowitz, Michael – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
In a year that has upended higher education and created great uncertainty, it is more important than ever for students to understand which colleges payoff and how quickly. In April of 2020, Third Way released a report outlining the use of a Price-to-Earnings Premium (PEP) to evaluate the value of attending college and help students assess and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, College Attendance, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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
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