California System Analyzes Community Colleges' Administrative Costs

Thursday, March 21, 2013

More than half of California’s 72 community college districts are within 20 miles of another district office.

Each district comes with a cadre of highly compensated executives who do the same thing as their counterpart with the same title at another district 10 or 15 miles away. In theory, geographically close districts could share a vice president of human resources or a chief business officer, among other positions.

To get a better idea of the possible savings such a move could achieve, we chose to dig in deeper on a group of 16 community college districts.

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