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Report finds decline in community college success due to budget cuts

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POSTED April 10, 2013 10:21 p.m.

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A new report shows California community college students are having a harder time achieving their academic goals.

The Oakland Tribune reports the Student Success Scorecard was released Friday by California Community Colleges, which serves 2.4 million students at 112 campuses.

The analysis found 49.2 percent of students who enrolled in 2006 to earn a certificate or transfer to a 4-year college did so within six years. The rate was 52.3 percent for students who started college in 2002.

The report says completion rates for black and Latino students were below 40 percent.

Chancellor Brice Harris says state budget cuts over the past five years have stressed the community-college system. Campuses have reduced teaching staff and course offerings even though the economic downturn increased demand for higher education.



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