Baccalaureate programs in mortuary science, ranch management and cyber security are among the proposed wish list from community colleges interested in offering the advanced degrees. Half of all districts in California have expressed interest in offering bachelor's degrees allowed under a new law.
California’s community colleges intend to increase graduation and transfer rates by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade, officials said Wednesday in announcing an "ambitious goal" to boost student success rates.
The winners of the California Career Pathways Trust laid out some ambitious goals for the money. The $250 million fund is believed to be the largest investment in the nation to expand education programs that give students hands-on work experience on their path to graduation.