Undocumented students will continue to be welcome at UC, CSU and community colleges, education leaders say.
California's public colleges and universities are among the most affordable, but many students still graduate with significant debt.
Community colleges must better support students’ academic progression while upholding standards in college-level courses.
The OC Pathways Showcase highlighted the growth of career pathways programs across Orange County, where 14,000 students currently receive mentoring and internships as part of partnerships with industries.
The plan includes offering more course sections and improving academic support for students.
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.
Students can graduate high school with an associate degree.
Funding is aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers.
Some campuses don't participate in the program because they fear sanctions.
Some students are not utilizing the Cal Grants they have been awarded.