Despite its vast higher education system, California stands out as one of only two states without comprehensive oversight or coordination of higher education. Our new report, “Charting a Course for California’s Colleges: State Leadership in Higher Education,” examines how California and states across the nation guide and coordinate their postsecondary systems, offering lessons for California.
California Competes is pleased to share with you our new report, The Road Ahead: Higher education, California’s promise, and our future economy
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This brief argues for a Higher Education Investment Board – an independent Board incorporating the responsibilities of the California Student Aid Commission and developing information to assist policymakers and consumers in making wise choices.
This brief shows that establishing California Community Colleges as an independent and autonomous entity can help California toward its goal of graduating more students on time with the skills they need for good jobs.
This brief lays out how California can get to its goal of 5.5 million additional graduates by 2025 while ensuring that degrees and certificates conferred are meaningful. Download Credential Crunch
These presentations provide region-by-region information on adult educational attainment, earnings and growth by occupation and educational background, and the characteristics of the education pipeline. All files are in powerpoint (.ppt) format. Bay Area Central Coast Central Sierra Inland Empire Los Angeles Northern California Orange County Sacramento Tahoe San Diego Imperial County San Joaquin […]