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Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Gov. Jerry Brown Signing the State Budget

June 27, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown signing the 2016-17 state budget.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of the State Budget

June 16, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued this statement on the Legislature’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget.

Press Release — Voters Pass Five Local Bond Measures to Upgrade and Improve California Community Colleges

June 9, 2016

Sacramento — Voters in five California community college districts on Tuesday approved local bond measures totaling more than $2.7 billion. The funds will be used to renovate community colleges campuses, modernize classrooms and facilities, fund new buildings and improve accessibility for the disabled.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Member Reappointment to Board of Governors

June 8, 2016

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointment of Dr. Joseph J. Bielanski, Jr. to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Expands Guaranteed Transfer Agreement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

June 8, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges has expanded its guaranteed transfer agreement with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to include an additional 12 schools. In March 2015, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors signed the initial agreement with the leaders of nine HBCUs, guaranteeing admission for California community college students who meet certain academic criteria admission. The California Community Colleges is the only statewide community college system to have a transfer agreement of this kind with HBCUs.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Approves $60 Million in Grant Funding for Basic Skills Education

May 16, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today approved $60 million in grant funding for the California Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program. A total of 43 community colleges across California will receive a portion of the funds.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Honors Four with 2016 Classified Employee of the Year Award

May 16, 2016

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors at their board meeting today honored Kim Goff, Stan Rapada, Rebecca Saffold and Jocelyn Vila as the 2016 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year.

 


 

Today's News

 

Obama administration has forgiven $171 million owed by former Corinthian students
Los Angeles Times
Published: June 29, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services
The Huffington Post
Published: June 29, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
California Budget invests in education
Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register (AP)
Published: June 29, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
Nearly 1 Million Community-College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans
The Ticker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Published: June 29, 2016 | (Link to story)
 
Senate bill would empower student loan borrowers through financial literacy
Augusta Free Press
Published: June 29, 2016 | (Link to story)



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2015 State of the System - We Are the California Community Colleges

We Are the California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the nation’s largest system of higher education, made up of 113 colleges, 72 districts and 2.1 million students. This short video showcases the wide range of degrees, certificates and career training programs and classes available at our campuses while celebrating the equally diverse range of students who attend them.


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Fast Facts

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Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposed 2015-16 Budget for California Community Colleges:

  • Total funding proposed for the California Community Colleges is $7.3 billion, which is an increase of 8 percent compared to the 2014-15 fiscal year.
  • $106.9 million for increased access – This funding would increase access statewide for approximately 45,000 students (headcount).
  • $200 million for student success – These funds will be split evenly between Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Plans. 
  • $48 million for Career Technical Education – These one-time funds are proposed for support of the SB 1070 Career Technical Education Pathways Program.