The DACA program has been particularly significant in California—home to 70,000 “Dreamers” and other undocumented immigrants who attend public colleges.
A change in the admissions process could boost access to California State University and increase the number of college-educated Californians overall.
Democrats and Republicans are divided on the issue of higher education.
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.
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).
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