Improving College Readiness through Dual Enrollment Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao, Bonnie Brooks, Gabriel Gutierrez-Aragon January 15 2021 Dual enrollment--allowing high school students to take college courses--is an important strategy for expanding educational opportunities. It’s especially important for helping students from underserved communities.
How Is the Pandemic Affecting California’s Independent, Nonprofit Colleges? Kevin Cook December 3 2020 COVID-19 has created a number of disruptions for higher education institutions. We talked with Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, about how these institutions are addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Testimony: Getting to Graduation on Time at California State University Jacob Jackson November 19 2020 PPIC’s Jacob Jackson testified before the Select Committee on Student Success on increasing the share of CSU students who graduate in four years by encouraging them to take full course loads early in college.
Testimony: Increasing Community College Transfers Hans Johnson November 18 2020 In testimony for the Regents of the University of California, PPIC’s Hans Johnson discusses progress in increasing community college transfers and ways to further improve the transfer pathway.
COVID-19 Altered College Plans for Most Students Niu Gao October 30 2020 The pandemic has caused major disruptions for college students. The impact has been especially large for low-income students, African Americans and Latinos, and students who are the first generation in their families to attend college.