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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 […]

Read more about Staying the Course in College Can be Harder Than Getting There

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 […]

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

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 […]

Read more about Beyond Contempt

Did you know that more than 80 percent of college students are older than 22, financially on their own, caring for a dependent, enrolled part-time and living off-campus? As shocking as that statistic might be to many people, it is very real and believable to the millions of adult learners who are living in that […]

Read more about Calbright: We’re Launching a Nontraditional College for the New “Traditional” Learner

As a new California Community College, this 2019-20 Course Catalog is the first for Calbright College learners. When you enroll in your first course at Calbright, you will establish “catalog rights” for certificates of completion. Regardless of when you finish your Job Competency Training program, this catalog establishes your rights protecting you from being held […]

Read more about Course Catalog 2019-2020

Earlier this year, we hosted a contest in partnership with IDEO to gather innovative ideas from faculty, staff, and students all across the state about how they would reimagine online learning. The results were incredible – there were over 175 submissions and tremendous interaction between participants, all seeking to serve underserved Californians in new and exciting […]

Read more about Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Cynthia Orozco

Earlier this year, we hosted a contest in partnership with IDEO to gather innovative ideas from faculty, staff, and students all across the state about how they would reimagine online learning. The results were incredible—there were over 175 submissions and tremendous interaction between participants, all seeking to serve underserved Californians in new and exciting ways. […]

Read more about Reimagine Online Learning: Top Idea Winner Nick DeMello

It’s been one year since legislation creating the new California Online Community College District was signed into law, setting us out with a mission to help lift millions of skills-hungry California workers into upwardly mobile careers.​ Much has happened since. We have new leadership, a new name and brand identity—Calbright College—and we’ve made significant progress […]

Read more about Milestone Report - August 2019