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Graduation rates for California State University students hit record highs in 2018, as campuses poured money into new faculty and expanded academic support and financial aid, university system officials announced in October. The nation’s largest and most diverse public university system also narrowed the persistent gap...

How about changing the world with just a few clicks! This year, on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, become a 10,000 Degrees CHANGEMAKER and help local students from low-income backgrounds make their college dreams come true through our new Monthly Giving plan! YOU choose how much you want to give! ...

A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that high school students and their parents do not have a clear idea of what tuition costs are to enroll in a public four-year institution in their home state. One of the major challenges to...

The inaugural San Francisco Changemakers Dinner was an inspiring event! What a wonderful opportunity to connect with Meritus and 10,000 Degrees friends and partners past, current ,and future. Nearly 200 donors, supporters, and students were on hand at the San Francisco War Memorial's Green Room to...

It seems today's students are borrowing more in loans, while most colleges and universities are raising tuition and fees. For the most part, that’s all too true. According to U.S. News College Compass, featuring data compiled by U.S. News & World Report, college graduates from the...

Okay, first the bad news… Just in time for the 2019-20 application period for FAFSA (free application for federal student aid), the National College Access Network (NCAN) has released some compelling data: for the third year in a row, students living in more impoverished school districts...

What exactly is "Summer Bridge" at College of Marin? It's an exciting and successful partnership between COM and 10,000 Degrees that helps students transition from high school to college. This year, 125 students participated in this vital three-week program geared specifically to support Math, English, and...

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) applauds Governor Jerry Brown for signing legislation that will ensure that high school students throughout California receive critical information about how to obtain financial aid to afford a college education. The California Student Aid Commission co-sponsored Assembly Member Eloise Gomez...