Category: Student Attainment

Better Higher Education Budgeting for Student Access and Success

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Are 1960s-era state-agency budgeting practices hobbling smarter decisions that could make room for California’s next generation of students? Higher education finance in California needs to be reformed, and reforming the way budgets are built is a good place to start. Despite huge changes in revenues, student populations, and demand since the Master Plan for Higher…

Teenage African American high school boy is looking at the camera with a serious expression. Student is standing in between rows of bookshelves in school library. He is wearing a backpack and casual shirt.

Underrepresented Students Get Hit Hardest When Public University Access is Cut

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Low-income and first-generation college students are California’s future. Most come from racial/ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in higher education—and they are the majority of high school graduates today. But recent increases in enrollment and degree completion among historically underrepresented groups are not happening fast enough to keep pace with population changes. At the same time,…