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By Larry Gordon
To make room for 100,000 students who otherwise could get squeezed out of higher education, California’s public colleges and universities need to graduate students faster, operate more on weekends and summers and share facilities and degree programs, according to a new report by the College Futures Foundation.
However, the possibility of building new campuses, currently under consideration by the state, was not included in the report. Instead, it focused on faster and less expensive solutions.
The study projects that 140,000 more high school graduates and community college transfer students over the next decade will be eligible for the University of California and the California State University by passing the right set of courses, even though the overall number of high school graduates is expected to decline.