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Is College Worth It?

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Cesar Alesi Perez, Vicki Hsieh, Hans Johnson

in 2 days ... Housing—not tuition—is the key driver of rising costs at public colleges. For example, among CSU students, housing accounted for 56 percent of ...

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What’s Next for Higher Education in 2023?

By Olga Rodriguez, Kevin Cook

Jan 11, 2023 ... With higher completion rates in courses leading to transfer, improvements in ... In the past, UC and CSU could raise tuition and enroll ...

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Financing California’s Public Schools

By Julien Lafortune, Joseph Herrera

California now spends slightly more per student than other states—but ranks below average when accounting for labor costs. Although funding levels reached ...


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

Cost pressures in California schools affect the efficiency of funding. ... Higher spending also led to higher rates of high school graduation, more years of ...

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What’s Next for Higher Education?

By Hans Johnson, Kevin Cook, Lande Ajose

Jan 13, 2022 ... Even so, persistence rates beyond those courses remain too low. ... Meanwhile, strong state support helped keep tuition and fees down, ...


Keeping College Affordable for California Students

By Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson

Dec 1, 2021 ... While private colleges rely mostly on tuition to cover their operating expenses, public universities cover the cost of educating a student with ...


Dual Enrollment in California

By Olga Rodriguez, Niu Gao

At current rates only about a third of California 9th graders will earn a ... seek out tutoring support, and sometimes cover the cost of tuition and books.