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Document Number: 7314

Rules of the Game: How State Policy Creates Barriers to Degree Completion and Impedes Student Success in the California Community Colleges - California’s community colleges are providing broad access to college, but that access is not translating into degree completion. In fact, only 60% of first-time community college students are seeking a degree or certificate, and only about one-fourth of these transfer to a university and/or earn an associate’s degree or a certificate within six years. Without big gains in educational attainment, especially among the Latino population, the state’s per capita income will soon fall below the national average and the education level of the workforce will decline, conclude the authors. This policy brief describes the role that current policies play in impeding completion, and offers recommendations for policy change to better the prospects for students and the state. (Nancy Shulock and Colleen Moore, California State University – Sacramento, February 2007) ...

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