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The Real Cost of College: Time & Credits to Degree at California Community ...
The Chronicle of Social Change
This report focuses specifically on the hidden and unspoken costs of college, and the communities that are placed at a disadvantage.The report specifically talks about the longer students are enrolled in college, the more they will pay for tuition ...
UC enrolling more new students from other states and nationsLos Angeles Times

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Tensions at Pasadena City College threaten school's reputation
Los Angeles Times
But that reputation, and maybe even the school's accreditation, was in danger, said Scott Lay, the president of the Community College League of California. Not because the school's finances were in disarray or that academic offerings were suffering ...

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A Tale of 'Too Big to Fail' in Higher Education
New York Times
Many of the existing two-year schools had begun as locally run junior colleges with no tradition of state control. Instead of being led by a single chancellor, like the universities, each of California's 112 community colleges is governed by a locally ...
For-profit schools can't prey on studentsChicago Sun-Times
Some graduates of beleaguered Everest College allege deceitThe Seattle Times

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Study: Four-Year Associate Degrees Cost California Community College ...
City Town Info Education Channel
A recent study from the nonprofit Campaign for College Opportunity analyzed how long it took nearly 64,000 2013 California community college graduates to earn a single associate degree. The answer: 4.1 years for the median student, nearly double the ...
Community Colleges Strengthen Priority Registration For Foster StudentsCBS Local
Do Higher-Ed Policies Make It Harder for Low-Income College Students to ...National Journal

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OC Weekly (blog)

Real Costs of College and University Are Costing California Students Now and ...
OC Weekly (blog)
It not only takes longer for California students to attain community college degrees in the traditional two years and state university degrees in the normal four years, the system has created "a raft of expensive consequences for students and the state ...

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California Community Colleges chancellor announces executive team additions
Lake County News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris on Monday announced that Dr. Pamela Walker, currently interim president of American River College, has received an appointment by the Governor's Office as vice chancellor ...

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Community colleges could offer more bachelor's degrees: State legislation ...
San Mateo Daily Journal
The 21st-century job market is demanding more four-year degrees and as a result, the some state legislators think it's time for California community colleges to be able to add bachelor's programs to meet this need. The state Assembly's Higher Education ...

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Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate
Los Angeles Times
About half the students enrolled in California's community colleges take more than four years to graduate, double the traditional two-year commitment, a study released Tuesday found. Of the nearly 64,000 who received a single associate degree in the ...
Longer college stays costing California families millions in tuition, report saysLong Beach Press-Telegram
Study Finds Many Community College Students Need 4 Years to GraduateKEYT
California College Students Taking Longer to Graduate Says StudyCapital Public Radio News
Central Valley Business Times -EdSource Today
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The San Francisco Appeal

Audit slams California community college accreditation process
Sacramento Bee
The accrediting commission that evaluates California's community colleges acts inconsistently and without enough public disclosure, according to a state audit released Thursday. State Auditor Elaine Howle blasted the Accrediting Commission for ...
Audit criticizes panel for move to revoke SF college's accreditationLos Angeles Times
California State Auditor Takes a Swipe at Community-College AccreditorChronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)
California Auditor Criticizes CCSF's AccreditorInside Higher Ed
The San Francisco Appeal
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Community colleges may soon offer bachelor's degrees
Daily Democrat
Senate Bill 850, introduced by state Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, would authorize California Community Colleges, in consultation with the California State University and University of California systems, to launch the baccalaureate degree pilot ...

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