Our Impact

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
Funding Higher education programs icon
More than
$700 million

In funding for programs that strengthen the connection from higher education to work

Student Housing icon
$2 billion

invested in expanding student housing

Online Education icon
student parents

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.

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