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Don't know 9% Overall, do you think the public higher education system in California is in need of major changes, minor changes, or that it is basically fine the way it is? Fine the way it is 14% Don't know 4% Wrong direction 45% Right direction 46% Minor changes 38% Major changes 45% 7 Importance of higher education in the 2018 gubernatorial election In thinking about the upcoming California governor’s election in 2018, how important to you are the candidates’ positions on higher education? 7% 2% 1% 32% Likely voters 59% Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know 8 Ratings of the three public higher education systems Overall, is the ________ doing an excellent, good, not so good, or poor job? 100 Good Excellent 80 60 % 40 20 0 52 16 California Community Colleges system 53 12 California State University system 47 16 University of California system 9 Quality and affordability of public higher education How about the overall ______ of education in California’s public colleges and universities today? Is it a big problem, somewhat of a problem, or not much of a problem? Quality 4% 18% Affordability 14% 1% 42% 36% Big problem Somewhat of a problem Not much of a problem Don't know 29% 56% 10 Adequacy of state funding for public higher education Do you think the current level of state funding for California’s public colleges and universities is more than enough, just enough, or not enough? 100 % saying not enough 80 70 62 59 64 60 % 43 40 20 0 All adults Likely voters Dem Rep Ind 11 Perception of waste at California’s colleges and universities Overall, do you think that California’s public colleges and universities waste a lot of money, waste some money, or don’t waste very much money? 100 Some A lot 80 29 60 38 36 % 36 43 40 20 32 0 All adults 40 Likely voters 25 Dem 53 Rep 42 Ind 12 Preferences for raising revenue for higher education 100 80 60 % 40 20 0 57 44 19 All adults 53 44 16 Likely voters 69 57 17 Democrats Willing to increase student fees Willing to pay higher taxes Would vote yes on state bond 36 26 18 50 40 16 Republicans Independents 13 Awareness of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education How much, if anything, have you heard about the 1960 California Master Plan for Higher Education which established the principle that every California resident with a high school degree could attend college? 7% 63% 30% A lot A little Nothing at all 14 Awareness of the Master Plan is higher among older Californians 50 45 40 35 % 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 4 25 18-34 7 32 35-54 Age 10 A lot A little 33 55+ 15 Support for system roles, admission standards, and Cal Grants 100 80 60 % 40 20 68 21 59 33 Favor 87 Oppose 10 0 The CCCs, the CSUs, and the UCs The CCCs admit any student California residents in a public or each have their own focus. Do you capable of benefiting, the CSUs private college are eligible for favor or oppose having these admit the top third, and the UCs student aid through the Cal Grants separate roles for each system? admit the top eighth. Overall, do program. Do you favor or oppose you favor or oppose these this state-funded program? admission standards? 16 Higher education and California’s future In general, how important is California’s higher education system to the quality of life and economic vitality of the state over the next 20 years? 100 14 80 Somewhat important Very important 10 15 22 60 % 40 80 85 81 68 20 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind Do you think California will have more than enough, not enough, or just enough college-educated residents needed for the jobs and skills likely to be in demand? Don't know 4% More than enough 15% Not enough 48% Just enough 32% 17 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  California’s public higher education system  Higher education perceptions and attitudes  Conclusions 18 Effect of colleges and universities on the country Are colleges and universities having a positive or negative effect on the way things are going in the country these days? 100 Positive Negative 80 60 % 40 59 34 70 38 56 38 54 36 20 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind 19 Californians hold similar views as adults nationwide on the effect of college Are colleges and universities having a positive or negative effect on the way things are going in the country these days? 100 Positive Negative 80 60 % 40 59 34 55 36 20 0 Californians Adults nationwide* *Pew Research Center Poll, June 2017 20 Importance of college for workforce success Do you think that a college education is necessary for a person to be successful in today’s work world, or do you think that there are many ways to succeed in today’s work world without a college education? 100 80 % 60 40 64 50 % saying college is necessary 68 51 72 54 79 67 2007 2017 55 35 20 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites 21 Workforce preparation How well do you think a ________ from a college or university prepares someone for a wellpaying job in today’s economy? 100 Somewhat well Very well 80 60 % 40 20 0 48 53 45 33 Certificate in a professional, technical, or vocational field 30 13 Two-year degree from a college Four-year degree from a college or university or university 22 College costs and student finances Please say if you agree or disagree with the following statements… 100 80 60 % 40 20 75 24 61 36 79 20 Agree 85 Disagree 14 0 The price of a college Almost anyone who needs Students have to borrow Colleges and universities education keeps students financial help to go to too much money to pay for should do more to make who are qualified and college can get loans or their college education sure that all students have motivated to go to college financial aid affordable housing options from doing so 23 Impact of immigration enforcement on college students How concerned are you that increased federal immigration enforcement efforts will impact undocumented college and university students—including those with DACA status? 100 Somewhat concerned Very concerned 80 18 60 25 35 % 26 29 40 71 51 20 47 37 40 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites 24 Importance of racial justice issues on campus How important to you are the racial justice issues that students are raising on campus today? Somewhat important 100 Very important 80 15 16 25 % 60 36 29 40 77 76 57 20 43 43 0 All adults African Americans Asian Americans Latinos Whites 25 Free speech, hate crimes, and sexual assault on campus Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way that college and university officials are handling_____ on campus? 100 80 60 % 40 20 52 39 57 31 Satisfied Dissatisfied 64 26 0 Freedom of speech Hate crimes Sexual assault 26 Partisans differ on how colleges are handling free speech on campus Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way that college and university officials are handling the issue of free speech on campus? 100 80 60 % 40 20 52 39 45 47 69 25 Satisfied Dissatisfied 55 35 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind 27 Outline  PPIC Statewide Surveys  California’s public higher education system  Higher education perceptions and attitudes  Conclusions 28 Conclusions  Many say the public higher education system is going in the wrong direction and needs major changes.  Californians are concerned about affordability, funding, and spending but few see the quality of public higher education in the state as a big problem.  Californians rate the three public systems positively; few have heard of the Master Plan, but most support the system roles and admissions standards it created.  Californians are divided along party lines on both the effect of college and the handling of free speech on campus.  Californians are concerned about the impact of immigration enforcement on undocumented students; most say that the racial justice issues being raised on campus are important to them. 29 PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Higher Education November 2, 2017 Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lunna Lopes Supported with funding from the Arjay and Frances Miller Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and John and Louise Bryson Notes on the use of these slides These slides were created to accompany a presentation. 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Do you capable of benefiting, the CSUs private college are eligible for favor or oppose having these admit the top third, and the UCs student aid through the Cal Grants separate roles for each system? admit the top eighth. Overall, do program. Do you favor or oppose you favor or oppose these this state-funded program? admission standards? 16 Higher education and California’s future In general, how important is California’s higher education system to the quality of life and economic vitality of the state over the next 20 years? 100 14 80 Somewhat important Very important 10 15 22 60 % 40 80 85 81 68 20 0 All adults Dem Rep Ind Do you think California will have more than enough, not enough, or just enough college-educated residents needed for the jobs and skills likely to be in demand? 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