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California Sees More College Graduates, but Progress Is Uneven April 15 2021 The share of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree has grown, but gains have varied by geography and across racial/ethnic groups.
Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
Dual Admission Could Help More Students Transfer from Community College to State Universities February 19 2021 Under a proposed dual admission program, students who enroll in a California community college would be conditionally accepted to a state university. This could expand access to a bachelor’s degree and help address equity gaps in higher education.
Video: A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis February 10 2021 Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about state efforts to combat COVID-19 and address the economic impact of the pandemic.
The Year Ahead in Higher Education January 13 2021 Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19?