University of California Archives - The Campaign for College Opportunity
African-American college enrollment drop in CA steep since 2011
Why are public colleges and universities enrolling too many out-of-state students?
Bill aims to increase college readiness among state’s low-income students
Senate Proposal SB 1050 (de Leon)
Increasing the number of California K-12 students eligible for the state’s public universities and ensuring seats for California students at the University of California
Today, California Senate pro Tempore Kevin de León (Los Angeles) introduced visionary legislation that ensures a student’s zip code or income status does not determine whether they are adequately prepared and get the opportunity to go to college.
Now more than ever, California needs more students to earn a bachelor’s degree – our economy demands it. By 2030, 38% of all jobs will require at least a bachelor’s degree. But if current trends persist, only 33% of adults will hold a bachelor’s degree leaving the workforce 1.1 million bachelor degree holders short. Businesses need more college educated workers and students know they need more than a high school diploma to realize their full potential and make it into the middle class.
UC admissions logjam is hurting our students and our state
Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal increases funding for the state’s public colleges and universities by $596 million while making ongoing investments in access and student success.
The Governor proposes encouraging investments in California Community Colleges, including expanding enrollment funding by 2% to serve an additional 50,000 students, $248 million for programs that support career technical education and student transition to the workforce, and $25 million for Innovation Awards to—among other things—improve transfer pathways. Particularly encouraging is the $30 million proposal to continue investment in better preparing students for college level work.
To read the full press statement, click here.
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California Schools Becoming Harder to Get Into