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AICCU Turns 60!

March 3, 2015

AICCU Turns 60!

2015 marks the 60th Anniversary of AICCU. We want to thank all o …

March 4, 2015

OP-ED: Don’t forget about private colleges in higher education debate

California faces both a tremendous challenge and an exciting opportunity to ensure that every academically qualified student has access to a higher education.
Rarely a day goes by that we don’t read about soaring student debt, disinvestment in public universities, enrollment limits or the debate among legislative leaders about the constitutional autonomy of the University of California system.
Often overlooked, however, are California’s private nonprofit colleges and universities, a vital sector of the state’s higher education system that is prepared to take on a larger role. Tuesday, hundreds of students and university leaders will be at the state Capitol for our annual lobbying day.
Private colleges account for more than 20 percen …

December 2, 2014

Statement by AICCU on proposed Senate Bill 15

On behalf of the members of AICCU, California’s association representing the private, nonprofit sector of higher education and the 320,000 students it serves, we applaud Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and the Senate Democratic Caucus for proposing a comprehensive, intersegmental, student-centered plan for Higher Education in California. AICCU shares in the prioritization of the three pillars of the plan—access, affordability and completion—and extends our support for the plan’s concepts as we enter into the new legislative session.
The outlined proposal by the Senate Democratic Caucus reiterates the value and need for a stronger, more effective system of higher education in California, particularly with the changing demographics of the state and the increasing number of fa …

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