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Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Releases Updated Student Success Scorecard for all 112 Colleges

April 15, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today released the first annual update of the Student Success Scorecard that details student outcomes at all 112 colleges, with statewide improvements shown in remedial education completion rates and several other categories tracked by the online accountability tool.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds Appointment of Four New Members to Board of Governors and Reappointment of Two Members

April 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges:
“The appointment of these four new members to the board of governors and the reappointment of two of our members, including President Manuel Baca and member Joseph Bielanski, come at an exciting time as our system of higher education pursues the twin goals of increasing access to California community colleges and improving student success. Gov. Brown has wisely selected appointees with impressive and varied backgrounds who will serve our 2.1 million students well.”

Press Release — California Community Colleges Lead National Drive to Better Track Information on Workforce Credentials and Bridge Skills Gap

April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — The California Community Colleges along with North Carolina’s community college system today launched a national workforce credentials initiative to develop common data standards and data sharing agreements among industry and professional certifying bodies, an effort seen as critical to improving alignment between employers and workforce training providers.

Press Release — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Launches Updated and Redesigned “I Can Afford College” Financial Aid Awareness Website

March 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today launched the redesigned icanaffordcollege.com website to better serve current and prospective community college students. The newly revamped site is easier-to-navigate, offers a clear picture of the many different types of financial aid available and directly connects students to the required forms or to one-on-one assistance at their local college.

Press Release — California Community Colleges launch new statewide center to increase student success

March 10, 2014

SACRAMENTO — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) are proud to announce the launch of the California Student Success Center, which will act as a hub of support for projects around the state that improve college completion rates and promote student success.

MEDIA STATEMENT— California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Lauds appointment of Cecilia Estolano to Board of Governors and Reappointment of Geoffrey L. Baum

March 3, 2014

SACRAMENTO — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointment of Cecilia Estolano to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the reappointment of Geoffrey L. Baum to another term on the board that oversees the largest public higher education system in the country.

Press Release — Senator Leno Joins San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Community College Leaders to Introduce Legislation Preserving Critical Funding for City College of San Francisco

February 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Mark Leno today joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, community college leaders, and City College of San Francisco officials to introduce legislation that provides critical funding for the college as it continues to make progress toward maintaining accreditation.

MEDIA ADVISORY — Three higher education leaders to discuss collaboration at UC Board of Regents, media availability to follow

January 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — UC President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will address the UC Board of Regents at the University of San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus, today about ways they are collaborating to strengthen implementation of California’s Master Plan for Higher Education.

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Attends White House Summit on College Access for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students

January 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris spent today in Washington as an invited guest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for a college accessibility summit at the White House. More than 100 higher education leaders from across the country participated in the summit that focused on getting more low-income and disadvantaged students into college.

MEDIA ADVISORY — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris To Participate In A White House Summit Focused On Increasing College Opportunity

January 14, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris will participate in a White House event Thursday hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama that will focus on new actions to increase college opportunity for low-income and disadvantaged students.

 


 

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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.
  • One in every four 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.