Causes for the slide in enrollment are myriad, complicated by existing trends including declining birthrates and people's continued exodus from the state, as well as the sudden economic chaos wrought by the pandemic.
The agency that regulates California’s 1800 for-profit colleges needs reauthorization from the Legislature to keep operating. Lawmakers say they want it to do a better job protecting the 260,000 students at for-profit schools.
California higher education supporters say the state legislature needs to change an arcane state law that inadequately funds efforts
to diversify community college faculty. An EdSource investigation revealed the system's failings.