City College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation.
Eric Blanco, president of the state school counseling association, urges students to prepare early for college and keep options open.
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.
Californians say they support more funds for higher education, but don't want higher taxes or tuition, poll finds. They regard campuses highly.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley is about to take over a system of 113 colleges and more than 2.1 million students.
The unified front from UC, CSU and community colleges reflects the fear among their 74,000 undocumented students that they could face loss of work permits and deportation.
Students worry that Trump will revoke protections many have against deportation, but also say they appreciate the financial aid California provides to Dreamers.
With 80 percent of community college students placed in at least one remedial class, failure and attrition rates are high.
Students who have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school have a greater success rate of continuing on to postsecondary education.
Some students take too many classes or the wrong classes as they prepare to transfer.
Researchers believe leadership is crucial to improving student retention rates.