There are about two million students enrolled in California's community colleges. But data shows that after six years, less than half of them will transfer to a four-year university or leave with a degree.
Numbers like these have the Board of Governors concerned about whether the system is doing all it can to prepare students to join the workforce and meet the state's future labor needs. This is what led the board to a vote on a new plan aimed at improving success rates among students.
The plan was proposed by Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor for the California Community Colleges. Oakley spoke with Take Two's A Martinez.
Listen to the interview on 89.3 KPCC.