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Student Centered Funding Formula

The California Community College System, which serves 2.2 million students annually, has a mission that includes reducing equity gaps, providing educational access and opportunity, and strengthening the state’s economy. The system has continued to face challenges in pursuing this mission: too few students reach their educational goals, and others take far too long to do so; access and achievement gaps exist for low-income and students of color; older and working adults are often left behind.

The objective of the new funding formula is to mitigate these challenges that the system has long struggled to address institutionally. A new funding formula that focuses on rewarding equity and success, in addition to but not fully focused on enrollment, is vital in guiding California Community Colleges in realizing their mission.

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The Student Centered Funding Formula is one of several connected efforts aimed at reaching the goals articulated in the Vision for Success. Learn more here from our talking points document.