Higher Education in California
Higher education enhances Californians’ lives and contributes to the state’s economic growth. But population and education trends suggest that California is facing a large shortfall of college graduates. Addressing this shortfall will require strong gains for groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Substantial improvement in educational outcomes will create a more productive economy, generate higher incomes and tax revenues, and put less pressure on the social safety net.
This briefing kit highlights California’s most pressing higher education challenges in seven key areas.