Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial Counties Are Responsible for $8.1 Billion in Local Spending Annually, According to New Analysis

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A new study (click for PDF) has found that the 10 community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties contribute $8.1 billion annually in local spending, an amount that is enough to support more than 110,000 jobs.

“Community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties help drive the regional economy, not only through an extensive offering of workforce development programs, but through operations spending and greatly increasing the earnings potential of our students,” said Sunita V. Cooke, superintendent /president ...

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Economic Impact of San Diego and Imperial County Community Colleges to be Presented In Press Conference

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A study has found that the nine community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties contribute an amazing $8.1 billion to California’s income each year, provide jobs to thousands of county residents, and increase the pay students receive as the result of completing their education.

The results of the study will be presented at a press conference on Monday, October 24 at ...

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Local Community Colleges Receiving More Than $16.5 Million for Job Training Programs

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Community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties will soon see more than $16.5 million in state funding to help them close the skills gap.

Preliminary allocation was made July 31, with final approval reached at the September 19 meeting of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Community colleges will collaborate with their educational, workforce, labor, and civic partners in expanding access to career technical education programs that meet workforce needs.

Some $9.9 million is going to individual college districts. The ...

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150,000 Students to Take Classes This Fall at San Diego and Imperial County Community Colleges

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Our region’s largest provider of higher education will welcome nearly 150,000 students to the 2016-17 academic year on August 22 at San Diego’s nine community colleges, and August 15 at Imperial Valley College.

“California Community Colleges offer the most affordable higher education option in the country, and we are looking for another successful year in helping students secure a degree, transfer to a four-year university or college, or get the skills necessary to get ahead in their profession,” said Dr. Sunita ...

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Survey Finds Community Colleges in San Diego & Imperial Counties Play Key Role in Graduates’ Success

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SAN DIEGO – A first-ever study of recent community college graduates in San Diego and Imperial counties shows that nearly 9 out of 10 have either transferred to a university or are in the labor force, and their community college education played a key role in getting them there.

The report, based on a survey of more than 1,400 spring 2014 graduates, was conducted by San Diego State University’s School of Journalism & Media Studies on behalf of the San Diego ...

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Leaders, Students Urge Sacramento Legislators to Continue Support for Community Colleges

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SACRAMENTO – It was a more upbeat mood than the past four years when representatives from community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties met with state legislators this week to advocate for funding and programs benefiting the more than 140,000 students who attend the nine colleges in the region.
The November 2012 passage of Proposition 30, a temporary statewide tax supporting education, has eased the budget crunch that forced the colleges to eliminate hundreds of class sections and turn ...

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