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News and Insights: Webinar on Securing the Public Trust: Practical Steps toward Higher Education Finance Reform in California

All California students deserve the opportunity to get a high-quality four-year college education. But that promise is being broken every day because California’s system for financing its public universities is not working on behalf of students. Learn more about the report Securing the Public Trust: Practical Steps toward Higher Education Finance Reform in California, which…

Resource: Securing the Public Trust: Practical Steps toward Higher Education Finance Reform in California

The system for financing our public universities in California isn’t working. If we want our next generation of students to succeed and if we want our state to be competitive in the global economy, we will need to tackle this issue. We must start by building a shared understanding between public policy makers and higher education leaders of the problem as well as practical ways to solve it.

Resource: Historic Dynamics Shaping the Higher Education Budget in California

Download The California state budget for higher education has gone through a number of iterations over the years, from the early days when both university systems were funded almost entirely from state general funds to the current day. The behavioral and fiscal attributes of the current process bear many traces of this history. This brief…

Resource: Improving Equity: Increasing Baccalaureate Attainment of Underrepresented Students in California

DOWNLOAD Low-income and first-generation college students—most of whom come from racial or ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in higher education—are the face of California’s future. Although now the majority of high school graduates, their baccalaureate attainment rates are only one-third of those belonging to White and Asian students. Meanwhile, California faces a looming…

Resource: Toward a New Cross-Sector Partnership for Student Success

View Resource California’s Master Plan for Higher Education envisioned a cohesive “system.” But California higher education is in fact more of a loose federation rather than a unified system. In earlier decades, this loose federation served the needs of the sectors and the state reasonably well. But since then, California’s economy has changed, its demographics…

Resource: Prospects for State General Fund Revenues for Higher Education

Download California’s General Fund revenue and expenditure trend lines create an uncertain trajectory that is unlikely to both meet expected costs and provide for significant increase in students for the state’s public university systems. This paper by Mark Hill, California State Department of Finance (retired), reviews past and possible future trends affecting General Fund availability…