UC President Napolitano calls for guaranteed admission of all qualified community college students

Mar 20, 2018 by

University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely by guaranteeing admission to all qualified state community college students.

She said she also has asked campus chancellors to work toward raising the four-year graduation rate to 70% from the current 64%. Getting more students to graduate more quickly, she said, would make room to enroll an additional 32,000 undergraduates — the equivalent of another UC campus — by 2030.

“This would be a major leap for the University of California,” Napolitano said at a forum sponsored by Town Hall Los Angeles marking the 150th anniversary of the UC system. “Knowing how transformative a UC education can be — for the individual, for the society at large — it’s incumbent upon us to help more Californians become part of the opportunity story” of the UC.

The UC system is widely regarded as the nation’s top public research university system, with 270,000 students at 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories.

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