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PPIC Higher Education Center

The PPIC Higher Education Center advances practical solutions that enhance educational opportunities for California's students—improving lives and expanding economic growth across the state.

Featured Report · November 2020

A New Era of Student Access at California’s Community Colleges

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Fact Cards

California’s higher education system is the largest in the nation.
41 California’s rank among states for share of high school graduates who directly enroll in four-year college.
34% Percentage of California adults over 25 who hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
Immigrants make up a growing share of California workers with college degrees.