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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.
Geography of Educational Attainment in California April 6 2021 Overall, one-third of Californians age 25 and older have at least a bachelor’s degree. But this share varies widely—both across the state’s regions and within individual counties.
California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications March 12 2021 Far fewer California high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, reducing the number who may receive funding that helps provide access to higher education.
Video: A Conversation with Chancellor Joseph I. Castro March 5 2021 PPIC’s Mark Baldassare talks with the leader of the California State University about addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as CSU’s efforts to increase access, diversity, and college completion.
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.