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The University of California's Board of Regents yesterday (Thursday) debated limiting the number of students who can enroll from out of state.  Such students bring in more tuition dollars, but state lawmakers want plenty of room left for students from California.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports.


Bernie Sanders didn't win California's Democratic presidential primary last year, but his platform is getting real traction in the state Legislature.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Assembly Democrats are putting forth a plan they say will allow in-state college students to graduate debt-free.


The University of Redlands and Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa will soon sign an agreement that will guarantee Crafton students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree from The University of Redlands.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, will be the featured speaker at next Monday's 48th annual Hays/Press-Enterprise Lecture at the University of California, Riverside.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


For the first time in nearly six years, the University of California Board of Regents has voted to raise student tuition and fees.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


UC President Janet Napolitano reportedly is back at work following a stint in the hospital for complications from treatment for cancer.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


The Regents of the University of California have proposed tuition and fee hikes for the next academic year.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Another for-profit training college has closed it's doors in the Inland Empire.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


A new state law aims to help homeless students in California graduate from community college by giving them access to showers.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

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The University of California and California State University could soon raise tuition for the first time in six years.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports both systems discussed the move at budget meetings this week.


Both the University of California and California State University are considering raising tuition to hire more teachers, as university enrollments rise across the state .  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more. 


The National Science Foundation has renewed a 5-year, multi-million-dollar grant to Norco College -- and increased the amount awarded -- in support of one of the college's logistics industry training programs.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions

This year the University of California, Riverside had its largest incoming freshman class ever.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with UCR Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jim Sandoval, about the record level of undergraduate admissions.

IE Colleges Make The Grade According to Fiske

Aug 10, 2016

The 2017 Fiske Guide To Colleges is out and several local schools are on the list. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has details.

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The Cal State San Bernardino College of Business has been officially renamed The Jack H. Brown College of Business to honor Jack Brown, the long-time leader of Stater Bros. food markets, and the single largest financial donor to CSUSB.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


Cal State San Bernardino got word this week it will receive a major windfall when Stater Bros. head Jack Brown gives the school millions of dollars.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, we don't yet know how much Brown will give to the univeristy, we are told that it will be the single largest contribution ever given to CSUSB.

Natalya Estrada

Students at Cal State San Bernardino gathered together to celebrate graduations, matriculations and the end of yet another successful school year, but something was different about these students. Unlike most they didn't fill out a FAFSA before attending. They couldn't apply for regular jobs and most of them can't get their license because they don't have the right paperwork. There's also the fear of being deported, taken from their families and separated by borders and laws. 

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Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, UC Riverside is continuing to host a two-year series of quarterly conferences - one gathering every three months for two years - to examine issues of diversity and inclusivity in higher education.  It's called the Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference.  Its happening tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday showcasing programs to enhance educational and cultural experiences in the area.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada spoke with Georgia Warnkey at UCR about the program.


It's hard enough to get college students to work together on group projects, but at Cal Poly Pomona, students in the Innovation Idea Lab are collaborating on more than just power point presentations.  Some are working on fixing California's water crisis and others are training with NASA.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada visited the I-Lab and has this report.

California State University faculty will not strike this week.  The CSU and the California Faculty Association announced a tentative agreement that would include a 10-1/2 percent raise for instructors - and retiree cost savings for the university.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

California State University faculty will hold off on a strike scheduled to begin next week.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the Chancellor's Office and faculty say they've tentatively agreed to a pay increase, and they'll announce the details later today.

The California State Auditor released a report sharply critical of the University of California's recent enrollment policies.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in a story from Capital Public Radio.

The California State University system and its faculty remain unable to agree on pay raises.  The latest step in the process is issuance of an opinion by an independent fact-finder.  It supports the faculty's call for a five percent raise and it clears the way for a strike, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

If you feel like college has been getting harder to get into these past few years, then you're not alone.  Some UCs and CSUs have limited the amount of California students they accept.  That will be one of the topics of discussion at the annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit next Wednesday at Cal State San Bernardino.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada talks with LEAD Summit panel speaker Dr. Daniel Estrada about access to higher education in the Inland Empire.


San Bernardino isn't usually a place associated with strong education values, especially for its minority population.  Cal State San Bernardino Professor Enrique Murillo, Jr. wants to change that misconception through the Latino Education and Advocacy Days Summit.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada spoke with Dr. Murillo about his plans and solutions for this year's LEAD Summit next week at CSUSB.



Community College students are typically considered to fall into two categories: those who complete a course of study or transfer to four-year institutions, and those who don't. A new analysis by California Community Colleges finds taking just a few classes can have a significant benefit for a third group. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


The University of California has received the go-ahead from the Brown administration for a billion-dollar expansion of its Merced campus.  The Department of Finance approved the project yesterday (Wednesday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


The Press-Enterprise reports in an article this morning that Riverside's California Baptist University has received a $10-million donation from a private contributor to help construct a new CBU College of Engineering building.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Cllege acceptance notices will soon start appearing in mailboxes and inboxes across the country.  As students weight where to pursue their higher education, a factor to consider along with academics is location.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports a new study evaluates college towns across the country, and Southern California is well represented.


The University of California plans to expand its undergraduate student body by 10,000 over the next three years.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.