Tag: Community Colleges
CCSF faculty and city officials try to persuade a judge to block disaccreditation of the college.
by Charla Bear After years of cutbacks at the state’s community colleges, campuses are starting to restore some of the courses slashed during the recession. That’s good news for students, who have struggled to graduate or even get in to college because of course bottlenecks. Recent reports show more than a half-million community college students […]
By Rachael Marcus and Charla Bear Fewer than half of students in California’s community colleges are completing their degrees, and Bay Area community colleges are no exception, according to new data released by the California Community Colleges on April 9. De Anza College in Cupertino had the highest graduation/certificate completion rate, at 66.6 percent, and Merritt College in Oakland […]
There’s the University of California, the California State University and California Community Colleges. Soon, there could be a fourth system of higher education — the New University of California. The catch? It wouldn’t offer classes. It wouldn’t charge tuition. And it wouldn’t hire professors. Instead, it would awards degrees based on mastery of skills and subjects, […]
By Charla Bear, KQED College enrollment rates have swelled across the nation during the Great Recession, but not in California. Researchers with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found that budget cuts to the state’s community colleges over the past few years have shut out nearly 600,000 prospective students. That has left enrollment in […]
by Erica Perez and Kendall Taggart, California Watch The state’s 72 community college districts spend tens of millions of dollars on administrative positions that could be consolidated or shared by districts a short drive away, a California Watch analysis has found. In the wake of huge budget shortfalls, California’s vast community college system has reduced […]