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...


New Report Finds Information on California College Employment Outcomes is Inconsistent, Incomplete, Inaccessible

March 12, 2019

One of the primary factors that students and families consider when deciding where to go to college is the likelihood that a particular program will lead to a successful career. 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...


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...


Statement on California Assembly For-Profit College Bill Package

February 27, 2019

By rolling back federal rules designed to protect students and taxpayers from abuse at the hands of predatory colleges, the Trump Administration is putting students across the country at risk. We commend the California Assemblymembers seeking to instill state backstops to ensure that Californians, and the integrity of the state’s financial aid programs, remain protected regardless...