PACE Event

College Access and Success

New Research on Statewide College Outcomes and District Approaches for Improvement
PACE Speakers - Cohen Hurtt Kurlaender Singh

In California, over 60% of high school students enroll in college after graduation. Yet, less than half of these students successfully finish college six years later. Across the state, efforts to improve the transition to college abound in policy and in practice.

In this seminar, we will present a comprehensive overview of California’s college readiness metrics and new statewide data on college persistence and completion. In addition, we describe the efforts of several public school districts to improve postsecondary access and success for all students, and to close persistent gaps by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Panelists include:

  • Kramer Cohen, PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis
  • Alexandria Hurtt, Doctoral Student, University of California, Davis
  • Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education Policy, University of California, Davis
  • Jenny Singh - California Department of Education

Moderated by Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, PACE