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PPIC Study Affirms More State Funding Needed for Public Higher Education




Statement attributed to CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White regarding Californians & Higher Education

The California State University values the work of the Public Policy Institute of California in raising key issues for policymakers and the public, which includes affirming the quality of CSU degree programs and confirming the need for increased state funding for public higher education. The university remains under-resourced as it embarks on Graduation Initiative 2025 – an ambitious statewide effort to increase completion rates and eliminate achievement gaps. Students, faculty, staff, parents and other stakeholders are standing with CSU to secure additional sustained state funding. The CSU remains the state's best investment for a strong economy with personal prosperity and social mobility for its citizenry.


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