Statement on California Governor Newsom’s Signing of Key College Oversight Bills

October 4, 2019

We commend Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature for strengthening protections for students at for-profit schools. The three bills signed by the Governor are important steps to increase oversight, transparency, and protections for students attending for-profit colleges. All three bills passed both the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.


Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Executive Vice President of the Institute for College Access & Success

March 28, 2019

Testimony of Debbie Cochrane, Executive Vice President of the Institute for College Access & Success, for the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance &  Assembly Higher Education Committee joint hearing on Financial Aid Reform. Ms. Cochrane highlighted consensus among policymakers, state agencies, colleges, student advocates and other stakeholders on the affordability...


Employment Outcomes at California Colleges: Improving Information for Students, Schools, and Policymakers

March 12, 2019

California has long led the nation in developing and maintaining quality higher education options for students, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for those who access that education. However, employment and wage outcome data available from colleges and postsecondary institutions in California vary widely depending on what - and what kind - of school...