California’s network of community colleges is the largest higher education system in the nation, serving more than 2 million students at 112 campuses. The network provides vital education and career training services for recent high school graduates looking to earn a certificate or transfer to a four-year university, as well as for adults seeking additional career training.
Current placement practices may force some students into remedial math courses they don’t need, jeopardizing their progress through college.
California's public colleges and universities are among the most affordable, but many students still graduate with significant debt.
City College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation.
A new law will allow more high school students in California to take college courses on their high school campuses. It's part of an effort to have more students better prepared for college.
Community colleges must better support students’ academic progression while upholding standards in college-level courses.
Eloy Ortiz Oakley is about to take over a system of 113 colleges and more than 2.1 million students.
With 80 percent of community college students placed in at least one remedial class, failure and attrition rates are high.
Students who have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school have a greater success rate of continuing on to postsecondary education.
Some students take too many classes or the wrong classes as they prepare to transfer.
California needs to produce 11.9 million degrees by 2025 to remain economically competitive.
At least 23 community colleges are offering "College Promise" initiatives.
Researchers believe leadership is crucial to improving student retention rates.
The new chancellor will be the first Latino to lead the statewide system.