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Media Advisory — Three Higher Education Segment Leaders Headline Panel at Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Summit

September 12, 2014

Mountain ViewThe three leaders of California’s public higher education segments will discuss Preparing 21st Century Graduates in a panel discussion to be moderated by Carl Guardino, president/CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Rosemary Turner, president of UPS Northern California.  The topics to be addressed include: maintaining quality, affordability and access; workforce readiness; and how private industry can support a qualified pool of higher education graduates.

Press Release — California Labor Agency and California Community Colleges to Administer $1 Million Drought-related Training Program in the San Joaquin Valley

September 9, 2014

Sacramento — Today the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), the Employment Training Panel (ETP), and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office signed an agreement to provide job training to workers and employers in California locales hit hardest by the drought:

Press Release — California Community Colleges Board of Governors Announces Winners of 2014 Energy and Sustainability Awards

September 8, 2014

Sacramento —The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has selected College of the Desert, Copper Mountain College, Skyline College, Cañada College, and Imperial Valley College as winners of the annual Energy and Sustainability Awards competition. The awards are presented to community colleges or districts that promote energy efficiency and sustainability on their campuses.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Sets Goal to Increase Student Completions by Nearly a Quarter of a Million Statewide

August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — The California Community Colleges announced today it will seek to increase the number of students earning certificates, degrees or transferring to four-year institutions by nearly a quarter of a million over the next 10 incoming freshman classes under college completion goals set by the system’s Board of Governors.

Media Advisory — Chancellor Brice W. Harris to Hold Press Conference and Media Briefing August 27 to Discuss Board of Governors’ Plans to Increase Number of Students Graduating or Transferring from the California Community Colleges

August 22, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and California Community Colleges Board of Governors President Manuel Baca along with East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez and other college officials will hold a press conference and media teleconference to discuss the system’s intention to increase the number of students earning certificates, degrees, or transferring to four-year institutions by nearly a quarter of a million over the next 10 incoming freshman classes.

Media Statement — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris Applauds Final Legislative Approval of Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Confer Bachelor’s Degrees

August 21, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued statement in response to state Senate passage of SB 850 (Block), legislation authorizing the system to award bachelor’s degrees at 15 community colleges in limited circumstances

Press Release — California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges launch new student success campaign

August 21, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges unveiled the new Step:Forward campaign today — an awareness effort and website that encourages students to adopt successful behaviors to increase the likelihood they will achieve their educational and career goals.

Press Release — Two New Executive Hires Fill Posts Critical to Advancing Student Success Initiative in California Community Colleges

August 14, 2014

Sacramento — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges today announced the following executive office hires.

Press Release — California Community Colleges Makes $45 Million Investment to Cut Power Costs, Improve Energy Efficiency Job-Training Programs

August 11, 2014

Sacramento — Thanks to Proposition 39, the voter-approved initiative that provides funding for energy projects in state schools, the Chancellor’s Office dispersed $45 million to community colleges to pay for energy efficient and clean energy infrastructure improvements, and to enhance green jobs-training programs.

Media Advisory — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board President Manuel Baca Laud New Federal Law that Lowers Tuition Costs for Non-Resident Veterans

August 8, 2014

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris and Board of Governors President Manuel Baca today praised legislation signed into law this week by President Obama that directs colleges and universities to charge in-state tuition to all veterans and their families, regardless of residency.

 


 

Today's News

 

$200,000 financial aid scam hits Bay Area college
SFGate
Published: September 11, 2014 | (Link to story)
Cal State University hopes for $236 million increase from state
The Daily Breeze
Published: September 13, 2014 | (Link to story)
CSU quandary: Drastic measures if funding falls short
Inside Bay Area
Published: September 12, 2014 | (Link to story)
Boost for Need-Based Aid
Inside Higher Ed
Published: September 15, 2014 | (Link to story)
California study: Truancy data shows racial divide
Associated Press
Published: September 12, 2014 | (Link to story)
 

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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.