Tag: California Community Colleges
July 18, 2017
The Vision for Success plan adopted by the college system's board of governors lays out a pathway to support students.
July 16, 2017
If approved and carried out, the plan could lead to more Californians with two- or four-year degrees entering the workforce.
July 6, 2017
UC admits more students from outside California but officials expect more state residents will enroll
The number of freshman admission offers to -in-state students declined 1.7 percent to 69,972 but UC officials say they still expect a rise in actual enrollment. Meanwhile the offers to students from other states and nations were up 4 percent in the last year before new enrollment limits on them go into effect.
June 14, 2017
The high school graduation and college attendance rates for black, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander young men is well below that of whites and Asians. A new study by the Education Trust-West urges barriers be lifted and more support offered for those minority male students.
June 13, 2017
The Legislature wants to maintain financial aid for UC and CSU students from families earning between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. But that conflicts with Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to phase out the program.
May 22, 2017
To the happy surprise of some officials, thousands of California students may benefit from the expansion of federal Pell grants into summer sessions. The extra funding is expected to help speed up the time to graduation for low-income students.
May 11, 2017
Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
The governor's May budget revision reverses his plan to reduce Cal Grants used at private colleges. He enters the controversy over a critical audit of UC by withholding $50 million until the university system shows that it better controls spending and improves management.
May 9, 2017
With nearly 40 percent of incoming freshmen needing remediation in English or math, CSU is planning ways to make sure those students earn college credit from the start. Many details remain to be figured out, officials said.
April 19, 2017
Assembly Higher Education committee unanimously passes the bill, which advocates say will improve graduation rates. If approved by the full Legislature and governor, the measure would require community colleges to place students in credit classes unless there is a high probability of failure.
April 2, 2017
Officials say the reforms are kicking in even if student completion rates have not improved significantly yet; they expect progress soon. Student leaders say the real problems are economic, not in advising students about majors.
January 25, 2017
A national report projects a drop in numbers of high school graduates. But in California, higher education officials are focusing on other trends, such as increasing Latino college attendance.
January 13, 2017
City College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation.
January 9, 2017
Eric Blanco, president of the state school counseling association, urges students to prepare early for college and keep options open.
January 3, 2017
A new law will allow more high school students in California to take college courses on their high school campuses. It's part of an effort to have more students better prepared for college.
December 8, 2016
Californians say they support more funds for higher education, but don't want higher taxes or tuition, poll finds. They regard campuses highly.