Report calls for massive change in California's higher education master plan

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency, has released its report on higher education and calls on the governor and state legislature to alter its Master Plan for Higher Education in order to prepare for the state's future needs.

According to the report, California will need 2.3 million more graduates with a degree or certificate in a field by 2025, of which at least a million need to be baccalaureate degrees. What this translates into is a massive 40% increase in graduate output amongst the state's public and private colleges.

One of the report's largest criticism is against the triad of California's public higher education system—the community colleges, the California State University (CSU) system, and the University of California (UC) system—and its ultimate failure at creating a larger online teaching presence.

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