California State University is eliminating remedial classes and will focus on helping students complete college-level work regardless of preparation.
Graduates say their investment in college was worth it, according to national survey data. But they are less satisfied with their choices of colleges, majors, or degrees.
The federal government is pulling back on regulation of for-profit colleges. California is moving in the opposite direction.
In California, median household net worth is almost four times higher for adults with at least a bachelor’s degree ($356,000) than for high school graduates ($95,000).
Higher education experts from Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and the San Joaquin Valley describe their efforts to meet California’s need for college-educated workers.
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