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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
Siqueiros, Michele – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
Attending college without working is a luxury most California community college students do not have. In fact, nationally, 80 percent of today's community college students work while going to class (39 percent of them work full-time), with many balancing their role as a primary source of income for their family and caring for young children. Jobs…
Descriptors: Work Study Programs, Federal Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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
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
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2020
Community colleges play a critical role in providing access to higher education for over two million Californians seeking an educational foundation that will prepare them to transfer to a four-year university or to participate in the workforce. However, community colleges have not always delivered on that promise--fewer than half of students who…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, College Programs, Program Implementation
Hern, Katie – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes in how California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. Beginning in fall 2019, AB 705 requires the colleges to use students' high school grades as the primary means of placement; restricts colleges from denying students access to transferable,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
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
Dow, Audrey – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
College opportunity is key to ensuring that California can meet its economic goals, maintain its global standing, and keep up with technological advances. As California's economy becomes increasingly reliant on a better-educated workforce and further connected to a global marketplace for its services and products, immigrant students are poised to…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Public Colleges, Access to Education, Public Policy
Hern, Katie – Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
A new law, Assembly Bill 705 (Irwin), is driving dramatic changes to how the California Community Colleges place students into English and math courses. In fall 2019, AB 705 began requiring the colleges to use students' high school grades as the primary means of placement; restricting colleges from denying students access to transferable…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, College English, Student Placement
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2018
California's colleges and universities are among the most diverse in the nation. More than two-thirds of college students are Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), African American, and Latinx. Without question, California's present and its future are dependent on the success of their diverse student body. But that…
Descriptors: College Governing Councils, Disproportionate Representation, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans
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
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
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