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Campaign for College Opportunity, 2022
In one of the most diverse states in the nation, it is not surprising that public college students in California are incredibly diverse--71% of the student body is racially/ethnically diverse, with nearly half (45%) of students identifying as Latinx and only about one in four (23%) identifying as white. Unfortunately, that diverse representation…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Higher Education, Governing Boards, Racial Differences
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
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
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
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
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
Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
The University of California (UC) Board of Regents, the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Board of Governors, and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) are responsible for selecting college and university chancellors and presidents. They also set policies on academics, admissions,…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
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, 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
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
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
In the next four years, the Governor of California will have the opportunity to appoint more than 40 key leaders to California's higher education governing boards. These individuals will shape higher education in the state for years to come by hiring leaders and adopting policies that directly affect students' ability to succeed. The University of…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
California has long been a global leader in higher education, innovation, and workforce development. The economy is the fifth-largest in the world. But, without a more educated workforce, its global economic standing will decline. As California's economy becomes both increasingly reliant on a better educated workforce and further connected to a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Paying for College, At Risk Students
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
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