California’s Public Colleges Are Falling Behind, Report Says

The often-celebrated public system of higher education in California is average, at best, and getting worse, argues a report released today by researchers at Sacramento State University. The report evaluates the state’s performance on six measures and finds major declines in college preparation, affordability, participation, and finance compared with other states over the past seven years. “It is a serious mistake to assume that a subset of high-profile, high-performing colleges and universities equates to a public postsecondary system that is up to the task of educating growing generations of Californians,” the report says.

Via The Chronicle of Higher Ed.