New PPIC Report – The Impact of Budget Cuts on California’s Community Colleges

March 28, 2013
AuthorsSarah BohnBelinda Reyes, and Hans Johnson for Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 

“In the aftermath of the Great Recession, which officially began in December 2007, funding for higher education in California has been severely curtailed, causing a great deal of fiscal pain for the state’s community colleges. As set out in the Master Plan for Higher Education, the colleges serve many missions—providing coursework leading to an associate’s degree or enabling students to transfer to a four-year college or university; offering vocational and career technical education; supporting basic skills development (such as pre-college level math and English courses); and extending a variety of self-enrichment courses to the general adult community.”

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