Faculty complain they have been ignored in important changes at the 115 colleges. Community college leaders say change can be challenging.
Much debate is ahead about legislation to expand Cal Grants beyond tuition costs. Gov. Newsom says state must balance different needs.
More colleges open shops to provide students with free professional attire for work interviews, internships and new jobs.
Very different from traditional community colleges, it targets 8 million underemployed Californians and aims to be tuition-free.
Longitudinal system that connects K-12 and higher ed could help more students complete college.
Community colleges remain a long way from the 2021-22 targets for students to complete degrees and transfer to UC or CSU.
With only a third of black adults earning a degree, the report urges colleges to get more students to come back and finish.
California community college students are getting free tuition, laptops and textbooks as colleges spend $46 million in state “free tuition” funds.
President and CEO named for California's new online community college
The move helps students earn the credits needed to transfer to a University of California or California State University campus.
College of the Canyons has been a trailblazer for several years with its policy of placing more of its students in math classes that count for transfer instead of remedial courses.
Higher education experts expect Newsom to be more generous to academia than Gov. Brown. New funding and expansion of free community college tuition are anticipated.
Nine community colleges say they will reject state aid rather than be forced to offer federal loans to students out of fears that if students default on their loans, colleges may be hit with federal sanctions.
Advocates are pushing for the overhaul so more students receive Cal Grants and so the funds cover non-tuition expenses such as housing.
California voters support guaranteeing minimum levels of state funding for public universities, survey finds.