The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.
The proposed $15 hike, the first in 30 years, would support technology. Low-income students would get four free applications but concerns remain.
California Community Colleges board of governors plans to extend contract for Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley through 2023.
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.
A fourth course of high school math could be calculus, computer science, statistics, business math to fill possible extra CSU entrance requirement.
Longitudinal system that connects K-12 and higher ed could help more students complete college.
Lawmakers say they want to level the admissions playing field. Sweeping proposals would add oversight to athletics admissions, ban legacy admissions and regulate private counselors.
Most parents charged in the bribery scandal are from California, as are those who carried out the schemes and received the bribes.
With only a third of black adults earning a degree, the report urges colleges to get more students to come back and finish.
Eleven campuses still graduated less than 20 percent of students who entered as freshmen four years ago.
CSU tuition will be frozen for a second year in a row at $5,742 annually for full time undergraduates who are California residents. Undergraduates taking six or fewer credits still would pay $3,330.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overall $209 billion budget would increase the amount the state spends on the California State University system by $562 million.
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.
Enrollment from California students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition reciprocity program has more than tripled over the past decade.