While the country is politically divided on immigration issues, the PPIC Statewide Survey has found some bipartisan agreement in California.
As the federal government moves to end the DACA program, California is continuing to support the higher education aspirations of undocumented students.
The DACA program has been particularly significant in California—home to 70,000 “Dreamers” and other undocumented immigrants who attend public colleges.
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).
California ranks second among all states in net gains of college graduates from other states, even as it ranks first in net losses of less educated adults.
News and analysis of California policy issues from PPIC