California Governor Gavin Newsom this week released a budget proposal that includes $39.6 billion for higher education and ties the funding to specific affordability, equity, and completion targets.
Bringing closure to an ongoing lawsuit, the University of California system has agreed to no longer consider SAT or ACT scores when making admissions and scholarship decisions.
In the largest-ever philanthropic gift to U.S. community colleges, the Jay Pritzker Foundation will donate $100 million to the California Community Colleges system for scholarships and emergency aid grants.
The University of California system is preparing to welcome its most diverse class in history, with Chicanx/Latinx students for the first time making up the largest ethnic group of admitted students.
The University of California has decided to phase out the system’s use of SAT and ACT test scores when evaluating candidates for admission—a change expected to have ripple effects across the nation.
The University of California and California State University systems this week announced that they would temporarily suspend several admissions requirements to reduce stress on students during the coronavirus crisis.
The University of Southern California will waive undergraduate tuition for families with an annual household income of $80,000 or less and will omit homeownership from financial aid calculations, given the state’s high cost of living.
A highly anticipated report from the University of California says the system should continue requiring applicants to submit ACT and SAT scores—and offers up some surprising findings.
The state—often on the leading edge of prison-based education—may soon expand bachelor’s degrees offerings for incarcerated students.
As California’s university systems face calls to drop the ACT and SAT exams as admission requirements, stakeholders are mulling other ways to gauge students’ college-readiness.
At a time when most states are cutting their higher education budgets, California is stepping up its investment—and seeking creative solutions to some of the thorniest attainment challenges.
Given the system’s size, the University of California’s decision could shape the future of standardized testing requirements in college admissions. Meanwhile, targeting other barriers to attainment, California recently made available additional funds for emergency student aid.