Increase HS graduation AND improve transition to college : California has a significant high school dropout rate , ranking 36th among the states in terms of high school graduation. Even among those who do manage to complete high school the college-going rate is low, with the state ranking 40th. If we had decent success 1/3 of gap could be closed.Close the college achievement gap: Persistent and largest achievement gap separating White and Asian students from underrepresented minority students, ranking 50th in the nation in terms of degree attainment. We have a gap of 33 percentage points while the degree attainment gap among these groups is 20 percentage points for the nation as a whole. This is not just a economic imperative, it’s an affront to our values around equity and fairness. If we were to close this gap entirely that would bring us roughly another 800K degrees, another third of the degree attainment gap closed.Increase degree production at community colleges: Community colleges give everyone a chance to get ahead, and so it is essential that they work well. But when we think about completion rates, our community colleges have a steep climb ahead of them. The California Community Colleges, however, rank 49th compared with other states in terms of completion. Improving attainment rates for transfer, degrees and certificates at community colleges could address a third to half of the 2.3 million graduate gap that we have identified.
Governor Brown's Performance Targets for UC & CSU
Governor Brown’s PerformanceTargets for the UC & CSU SystemsCalifornia Competes: Higher Education for a Strong EconomyApril 25, 2013
The Road Ahead 2.3 million degrees short by 2025 1 million bachelors degrees (PPIC) Career-Technical associate’sdegrees and certificates Need a 4.4% increase annually, onaverage CSU and UC confer 73% ofCalifornia bachelor’s degrees About 20% independent (non-profit) 7% for-profit
The Benefits of On-Time Graduation 10,900 more seats available at UC and CSU If just half of the late-finishers finish one year earlier (e.g.the six-year finishers complete in five years), it wouldopen up 3,300 slots at UC and 7,600 slots at CSU. $182 million in added earnings The additional UC graduates in the workforce would add$55 million in earnings to the economy (based on theearnings differential for college grads); the additional CSUgraduates would add $127 million.
Gov. Brown’s Higher Education Agenda 20% funding increase over four years. At California Community colleges: Fund course completion Unit caps Require FAFSA for BOG waiver and inclusion of parentalincome At CSU/UC: No enrollment targets, but expectations for improvedperformance No tuition/fee increases
CSU and UC Performance Targets Number of Graduates… …who started there as freshmen …who transferred from CCCs …who are low-Income Graduation Rates Of freshmen: four years Of transfers: two years Number of Transfers in from CCCs Degrees per 100 FTE Enrollment
Bachelor Degree Recipients Definition: Each year, the number of bachelor’sdegree recipients who: …had started as freshmen at the university. …had transferred in. …came from a low-income family (Pell Grant recipient). Goal: By 2016-17, improve the totals by 10% overthe 2011-12 total.Note: Counts of degree recipients are standard reports to the federalgovernment, but with no differentiation for whether students started asfreshmen or transferred in, or are low income
On-time Graduation Rates: Freshmen Definition: Of the new freshmen who start in the fall,the proportion who graduate within four years. Goal: Increase by 10% between the rate achievedfor the entering Class of 2012 and the entering Classof 2017. Data not available for some years; actual targetswould be updated for 2011-12 actual.Note: this is a standard measure reported to the federal government,though campuses often focus on six-year rates.
On-time Graduation Rates: Transfers Definition: Of the incoming transfers from communitycolleges, the proportion who graduate within twoyears. Goal: Improve by 10% the rate achieved for thoseentering in Fall 2013 (graduating by Spring 2016)compared to those who entered in Fall 2009(graduated by Spring 2012).Note: this is not a standard measure already reported to any agency
Transfers-in from CaliforniaCommunity Colleges
Number of Transfers Definition: In any single year, the total number ofCalifornia resident students enrolling as transfers inCSU and UC, from California Community Colleges. Goal: Improve by 10% the total for 2016-17compared to 2011-12. Data available do not precisely match the Governor’sdefinition.Note: This measure is not derived from standard data.
Completion Ratio Definition: In any single year, the total number ofbachelor degrees awarded for every 100 enrolledundergraduates (full-time equivalent). Goal: Improve by 10% the ratio achieved for 2016-17compared to 2011-12. ‘Note: This measure is derived from standard data.