PPIC Higher Education Center
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.
Promising reforms in developmental—or remedial—math are underway at California’s community colleges. Some are promising, but there is room for improvement.
News and analysis of California policy issues from PPIC