Igniting change at the intersection of
higher education, equity, and the economy
Since 2011, California Competes has been conducting policy research, identifying solutions, and guiding decision makers to address the most pressing issues in California’s higher education and workforce systems.
2022 Impact HIGHLIGHTS
In funding for programs that strengthen the connection from higher education to work
invested in expanding student housing
will have improved connections to basic needs resources & access to priority registration
Through our research, we enable strategic decision-making to ...
… ensure more students from underrepresented communities earn college credentials
… strengthen the connection between higher education and good jobs
... fuel California’s economic strength, resilience, and growth.
“California Competes has worked with decision makers across the state to identify practical ways of making California’s higher education system better serve every individual—and our state as a whole. The Leadership Council and I are excited to further this work and make California more economically competitive as well as more equitable and inclusive.”
“On many of the issues that matter most for higher education, California Competes is a thought leader. Its rigorous policy research not only benefits California students, but has an impact that stretches far beyond California’s borders.”
“Over the past 10 years, California Competes has established itself as a credible voice in Sacramento higher education policy circles. Always informed, they match insightful data analysis and policy expertise with a deep commitment to equity and authentic multi-stakeholder engagement.”
“California needs civic and business leadership that could help set a direction that serves the communities and residents of the state, not just the institutions. California Competes has taken on that critically important role.”
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