Preparing students for college means giving them more than a grounding in academics. Time-management skills, an ability to persevere to solve problems, and a sense of personal responsibility are also skills that schools can instill to help students navigate the challenges of higher education.
One of the goals is to increase the number of computer science courses offered.
Select campuses will partner with local clubs.
The plan includes offering more course sections and improving academic support for students.
At least 23 community colleges are offering "College Promise" initiatives.
Education officials want to ensure the indicator measures both areas of study.
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 goal is to keep students competitive in a global market.
The new system will move away from relying primarily on test scores.
The universities are opening satellite campuses in urban centers.
Students get a glimpse of campuses outside their communities.
The metric will be one part of the state's new accountability system.
Students can graduate high school with an associate degree.