I don’t write about college that often, which means I have to do a lot of reading up before I write about the university system. Want to learn more about the college crunch I wrote about today? Here are some more reports and resources I used to check out about college access and budget cuts:

• The state legislative analyst wrote a sweeping report about the “master plan” for public universities in California. If you’re interested in the impacts of San Diego State deciding to stop guaranteeing admission for local teens, this is a good place to learn more. The report zooms in on San Diego as an example of how creating “destination campuses” in the California State University system can be at odds with local access.

• How are college students feeling this days? The Civil Rights Project at UCLA called it “Squeezed from All Sides” in its report, where it surveyed students at CSU-Northridge about stress, finances and the budget cuts. It found that more than 84 percent of students surveyed said it was more difficult to meet their costs than one or two years ago.

• I’ve already blogged about this remarkable report, which found that only 30 percent of California community college students who were seeking a degree got one or transferred to another university within six years of enrolling. It breaks down what happens to students of different races and provides some specific data for San Diego and Imperial counties.

• The Public Policy Institute of California came out with a report last year that recommended that California expand access to the UC and CSU schools by widening the percentage of eligible students.

Know of more reports I should check out? Please email me or post them here on the blog!

Please contact Emily Alpert directly at emily.alpert@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5665 and follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/emilyschoolsyou.

Emily Alpert

Emily Alpert was formerly the education reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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