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Supporting you outside the (virtual) classroom is just as important as supporting you in it.

There are a lot of barriers to getting into college.  There might be more barriers to staying there.   Calbright eliminates those barriers for working Californians by making our programs free, online, self-paced, and something you can take on your own schedule.  But we don’t stop there, because life doesn’t stop for your education.   We don’t […]

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College Affordability One of The Top Issues Californians Care About

Education is one of the top three issues that matter to voters in the Golden State – and keeping college affordable is one of their top priorities for education. That’s what a PACE/USC Rossier poll released this month said after surveying 2000 Californians who are registered to vote and collectively representative of the state’s “ethnic […]

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California Can’t Keep Up With Demand for College – But We Can Fix This

In 2019, over 70,000 Californians wanted to go to college but couldn’t get in – not because they weren’t qualified, but because the state’s colleges and universities had no room. That number is set to double by 2030.   This is according to a study by the College Futures Foundation, showing that while college enrollment is […]

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Guess what – offering free college leads to more people enrolling in college!

It may seem obvious, but it’s also important to have evidence:  when you make college more affordable, more people who otherwise wouldn’t enroll take the step and invest in their future. As the State of California debates new measures to make college more affordable, Francisco Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, has […]

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Staying the Course in College Can be Harder Than Getting There

For millions of Americans, getting to college isn’t the problem. The hard part is staying there. According to information compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, only 40% of full-time students going to college for the first time actually graduate in four years.  That means 20% more students fail to graduate on time than […]

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Statement by Calbright Board President Tom Epstein on Resignation of Heather Hiles

Please find attached a statement from our Board of Trustees President on Heather Hiles’ resignation as President and CEO of Calbright College. We look forward to continuing the work we’ve been doing to help Californians obtain the skills they need to advance their careers, and appreciate all the help and support we have received thus […]

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Beyond Contempt

By Heather Hiles If there is one thing that is truly flummoxing to me, it’s wonton unkindness. I just don’t understand it. And when unkindness fully extends to outright contempt for a fellow or sister human being, I just feel rage. Such is the unfolding tragedy of the legacy of destructive predatory for-profit colleges, and […]

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