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PRESS RELEASE — Board of Governors awards $1 million to strengthen partnership with nonprofit program serving underrepresented students  

May 20, 2015

Sacramento — Demonstrating its firm resolve to improve the completion rates of underrepresented California community college students, the Board of Governors this week approved  $1 million contract to expand the services offered by the Umoja Community,  partnering nonprofit serving those students, on its campuses. 

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors honors four with 2015 Classified Employee of the Year Award
 

May 19, 2015

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors named Rochelle Franco, Donni Jean Prince, Kelly Ramos and Vance Manakas as the 2015 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year and honored them today at the board meeting in Sacramento.

PRESS RELEASE — Final three California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees selected 

May 18, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Board of Governors today selected the last three community colleges that will participate in a landmark pilot program allowing them to offer bachelor's degrees in vocation fields. The three colleges join 12 others that received final approval from the board in March.

MEDIA STATEMENT —  California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris statement on Gov. Brown's revised budget plan

May 14, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown's revised state budget plan, which was released today: 

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office statement on the closure of Corinthian Colleges

April 27, 2015

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office issued the following statement on the closure of Corinthian Colleges:

MEDIA STATEMENT - California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum welcomes two new board appointees

April 23, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Geoffrey L. Baum issued the following statement following an announcement today that Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Connie Conway and Jennifer Perry to the board: 

 


 

Today's News

 

Budget proposal is mixed for foster students
EdSource
Published: May 20, 2015 | (Link to story)
Cal State looks for cost savings in academics
The Los Angeles Times
Published: May 20, 2015 | (Link to story)
Cal State trustees get update on university system’s budget
Chico Enterprise Record
Published: May 20, 2015 | (Link to story)
Cal State seeks more funding to enroll 10,000 extra students
Southern California Public Radio
Published: May 20, 2015 | (Link to story)
UC financial aid for out-of-state students a surprise to many
The Sacramento Bee
Published: May 20, 2015 | (Link to story)

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California Community Colleges Commitment to War Veterans 

Short film: "California Community Colleges Commitment to Veterans"

More than 50 percent of the California veterans who use their G.I. Bill benefits to enroll in college do so at one of the state's 112 community colleges. This short film showcases the best practices in serving the needs of these returning veterans, who also share their thoughts and experiences on transitioning back to civilian life.


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Fast Facts

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General Facts:

  • With more than 2.1 million students on 112 campuses, the California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
  • Approximately one in every five community college students in the nation attends a California community college.
  • Most of the 112 colleges are on the semester system, but Foothill, DeAnza and Lake Tahoe community colleges are on the quarter system.
  • Three out of every 10 Californians ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in a community college.
  • Fifty-five percent of community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53 percent are female.

The 2013-2014 State Budget Funding for the California Community Colleges:

  • $25 million for Adult Education and $15.7 million Apprenticeship shift from K-12 to California Community Colleges.
  • $89 million to increase access.
  • $87.5 million for Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).
  • $209 million reduction in payment deferrals.
  • $47 million energy efficiency/Proposition 39.
  • $16.9 million for statewide distance education initiative.