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|November 20, 2017|
Poll: Which way is California’s higher education going?
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Many Californians say the public higher education system in California is going in the wrong direction, but they are more likely to express concern about affordability than about the quality of the state’s colleges and universities.
Those are among the key findings of an annual statewide survey on higher education released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
Asked about the direction of public higher education, 45 percent of adults say it is generally going in the wrong direction.
Most state residents say affordability is a big problem in California’s public colleges and universities. Although nearly two-thirds say that almost anyone who needs financial help can get loans and financial aid, large majorities say that the price of college keeps students who are qualified and motivated from attending.
Seventy-nine percent say that students have to borrow too much money to pay for their college education.
Story Date: November 14, 2017