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.
California State University's Graduation 2025 Initiative could help free up more space for campuses to admitted more qualified applicants.
Some students take too many classes or the wrong classes as they prepare to transfer.
Under new federal rules, the date has moved from January to October.
The study cites the relatively low cost of the state's public universities.
Most of California's largest school districts filled nearly all their job openings.
The plan includes offering more course sections and improving academic support for students.
The centers provide academic, financial and legal help, among other services.
The student presidents represent all campuses in their respective public university systems.
The CSU system is in line for a $35 million grant if it adopts plans to boost four-year graduation rates.
Still, only a third of juniors met or exceeded standards in math.
The universities are opening satellite campuses in urban centers.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.