Advancing California's Future

California Coalition for Public Higher Education

California’s world-class public colleges and universities provide an educated workforce and spark the industries that make our economy one of the largest and most vibrant in the world.

Massive reductions in State support for public higher education have triggered tuition and fee increases, larger class sizes and other significant cutbacks that undercut the effectiveness of public campuses that form the backbone of California’s economy and are integral to the quality of life in our state.

The bottom line: unless adequate State funding for public higher education is fully restored, California’s competitiveness and way of life are at risk.