College Access and Success: New Research on Statewide College Outcomes and District Approaches for Improvement


Kramer Cohen - University of California at Davis
Alexandria Hurtt - University of California at Davis
Michal Kurlaender - University of California at Davis
Jenny Singh - California Department of Education

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
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.

Lunch will be served at 11:30am. The presentations will be begin at 12:00pm.

Contact Shawn Bernardo at or 650-724-2832 with any questions about the event


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