California’s population and economy are changing, and its higher education institutions need to increase both college enrollment and completion rates.
Gavin Newsom, California’s lieutenant governor and a candidate for governor, says the most important issues facing the state are debt and demographics, energy and climate change, and the future of work.
Most Californians say college affordability is a big problem, and most give the state’s public colleges good grades. These are among the PPIC Statewide Survey findings presented in Sacramento.
California needs to enroll more students in college—especially in our four-year institutions—and ensure greater success of those already in college.
Higher education is not often considered part of a housing agenda, but it has played an important role in shielding many Californians from the state’s dramatic increases in housing costs.
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