EdSource Today Reports: College Completion

Strides and snags in community college to CSU transfer degree

Strides and snags in community college to CSU transfer degree

A nascent transfer degree program that streamlines the path from California community colleges to California State University is gaining ground, but still only accounts for 3 percent of community college degrees awarded last year, according ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College Completion, Community Colleges, Quick Hits, UC and CSU

High school grades are a better predictor of college success than SAT, ACT, study says

High school grades are a better predictor of college success than SAT, ACT, study says

As California and other states work to define what “college and career readiness” means, a new study finds that a more reliable predictor of whether a student does well in college is his or her ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College and Career Preparation, College Completion, College Enrollment, Quick Hits

Renewed push to let community colleges award bachelor’s degrees

Renewed push to let community colleges award bachelor’s degrees

When Michigan granted community colleges the authority to confer baccalaureate degrees a year ago, it became the 21st state to do so. An effort is under way to make California No. 22. Senate Bill 850 by ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College and Career Preparation, College Completion, Community Colleges, Featured, Legislature and Bills, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies, UC and CSU, Workforce preparation

LAO calls for tuition hikes at UC and CSU

LAO calls for tuition hikes at UC and CSU

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said it has “serious concerns” about Gov. Jerry Brown’s higher education budget proposal and is urging legislators to reject it, including the governor’s call for a three-year freeze on tuition ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College Completion, College Enrollment, Community Colleges, Jerry Brown, Reporting & Analysis, State Budget, UC and CSU

California ‘average’ when it comes to preparing students for college, study says

California ‘average’ when it comes to preparing students for college, study says

Location plays a significant part in determining whether California students are prepared for college, according to a new study that found significant differences in college-going rates across the state. Regional differences are starkest among students taking advanced ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: A to G Curriculum, California Colleges, College and Career Preparation, College Completion, Community Colleges, Featured, Quick Hits, Race, Ethnicity, UC and CSU, Workforce preparation

Community college chief touts access for low-income students at D.C. summit

California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris pledged before the president, first lady and the nation on Thursday to press forward with policies aimed at opening the doors to college for more students, especially low-income students, ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College Completion, College Remediation, Community Colleges, Quick Hits, UC and CSU

More money, no tuition hikes for state colleges and universities

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal boosts funding by more than a billion dollars for all three public university and college systems, although that’s not as much as California State University and the University of California ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College Completion, Community Colleges, Featured, Jerry Brown, Proposition 98, Reporting & Analysis, School Finance, State Budget, UC and CSU

Career tech at community colleges should not be undervalued, report says

Career tech at community colleges should not be undervalued, report says

A massive reform effort to increase graduation and transfer rates at the state’s community colleges is in full swing since passage of a 2012 law requiring campuses to significantly increase graduation and transfer rates.   Yet a ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, Career Technical Education, College Completion, Community Colleges, Featured, Reporting & Analysis

Report: College promise bypassing Latinos

Report: College promise bypassing Latinos

Latinos are the fastest growing population of the state’s students, but they have the lowest college graduation rates, according a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Campaign for College Opportunity. In California, Latinos lag behind all other ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: A to G Curriculum, California Colleges, College and Career Preparation, College Completion, College Enrollment, College Remediation, Community Colleges, Featured, Reporting & Analysis, UC and CSU

New law increases transfer degrees between community college, CSU

New law increases transfer degrees between community college, CSU

Community college students will have more opportunities to transfer into California State University with a degree that’s guaranteed to help them graduate faster under a controversial bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown days before the ... … Read entire article »

Filed under: California Colleges, College and Career Preparation, College Completion, College Enrollment, Community Colleges, Featured, Legislature and Bills, Reporting & Analysis, State and Federal Policies