Community College Funding for Adult Learners’ Success

Recent attention on the need for a fully online community college to better serve California’s adult learners has made this frequently-overlooked student group a popular topic of conversation among higher education policymakers. In contrast, adult learners have been notably absent from recent discussions about Governor Brown’s proposed changes to the community college funding system.

Under Brown’s proposed formula, colleges would receive only half of their funding based on full-time equivalent student enrollment. The new system would also take college performance and student need into account.  Brown’s proposal does not tie any funding to adult learners’ success, and we believe this is a missed opportunity for students and for the state.

Read our analysis here.

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