According to researchers Timothy J. Bartik and Brad J. Hershbein at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, people from low-income backgrounds who complete college, compared to those who complete only high school, increase their career earnings by 71 percent. To put that 71 percent return in...

Colleges need to do more when it comes to enrolling and graduating low-income students. If college degrees are “the great equalizer” then expanding access to those degrees will help make society more equal. Are any colleges succeeding in doing that? One of the most common ways...

Leaders at California State University and California Community Colleges, as well as the California state legislature, are helping usher in new pathways to meet controversial college math requirements. Remedial enrollments are one thing that will change dramatically under new policies that community colleges will implement...

Record Year for College Graduates! 10,000 Degrees is thrilled to announce another record graduation number for our amazing four-year college students! Our Class of 2018 features 168 college graduates from campuses throughout California and beyond, including Sonoma State, UC Davis, San Jose State, UC Berkeley, University...

Attending college full-time, rather than part-time, makes a huge difference in student progress through higher education, including whether or not students graduate. This is especially true at community colleges. Four-year colleges enroll more “traditional” students than community colleges. One important characteristic of traditional students is they...

10,000 Degrees at National Conference 10,000 Degrees staff - Tania Requenes, a College Advisor at College of Marin, and Claudia Campos, a dedicated Fellow based at Contra Costa College - traveled to Los Angeles for the national convention for College Access/Success organizations serving Latinx students. Their...

A quick recap of the ongoing work by our amazing students and staff from the previous month. College Student Renewal Rates Climb 10,000 Degrees college students here in the North Bay and across the country exceeded 2017-18 renewal rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

National data show that careful investments in initiatives such as high-quality preschools and small class size in elementary can pay off, according to David K. Kirp, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley. Recent research concludes that targeting children from low-income families can change...