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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Higher Education
Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Jennifer Paluch, and Sonja Petek

November 2008

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Californians say the most important issue facing higher education is its cost.
  • Solid majorities across all regional, demographic, and political groups rate the performance of the three state higher education systems as excellent or good.
  • Sixty-four percent of Latino parents are “very worried” about affording a college education, while only 29 percent of white parents say the same.

This is the 92nd PPIC Statewide Survey and the second Californians and Higher Education survey, which seeks to inform state policymakers, encourage discussion, and raise public awareness about issues affecting higher education. It is supported with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.