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California’s Higher Education Capacity Crunch – Inside Higher Ed


By Elin Johnson

new report by the College Futures Foundation examines capacity shortfalls at California’s colleges and paints a darkening picture.

The report shows that while California has increased its investment in high school diploma attainment, there is not enough space in the state’s community colleges and four-year institutions to provide room for eligible local students. The report said the number of students who are turned away could double by 2030 and disproportionately impact low-income and minority students.

The lack of seats impacts both undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the report noted that California is set to face a labor shortage, in which more workers who possess at least a bachelor’s degree will be needed.

Read the full story at Inside Higher Ed.