Closing the Gap: Meeting California's Need for College Graduates

Closing the Gap: Meeting California's Need for College Graduates

According to a report issued by the Public Policy Institute of California, the state faces a shortage of nearly a million college graduates by 2025, at which point only 35 percent of working-age Californians will be holding a bachelor's degree. Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the report, Closing the Gap: Meeting California's Need for College Graduates (28 pages, PDF), presents a plan to help the state cut the education skills gap in half by making modest improvements in college attendance, community college transfers, and college graduation rates.