higher education


California Senator Kamala Harris recently claimed that student loan debt has spiked one hundred seventy percent in America since 2006. And she said it’s surpassed the nation’s credit card debt.  Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Harris’ statement.

The Democratic presidential candidate has called out the growing student debt crisis on the campaign trail.


The UC And CSU systems say they do NOT plan to raise tuition this fall.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, that's because Governor Gavin Newsom proposed hundreds of millions of dollars more that previous state budgets under former Governor Jerry Brown.

Beyonce Mass At Univ. of Redlands

Jan 21, 2019
University of Redlands

It's the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a fitting day to celebrate a Beyonce Mass. KVCR's David Fleming reports.

Click the link below for more of Rev. Norton's work and other activities connected to her visit to UOR: 


Inland Empire state Senator Connie Leyva is re-introducing legislation that could require certain California universities to provide abortion pills on campus.  KVCR's Katie Trojano has more.


Thousands of patient-care workers employed in the Univesity of California's health care system are walking off the job in a three-day strike that begins today.   More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Among the biggest winners in the state budget deal that California lawmakers will vote on this week are University of California and California State University students.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Governor Jerry Brown agreed to more money to prevent tuition increases and boost enrollment.

Vanessa Rancaño / KQED

In a little over a decade, the median rent in California has gone up 44 percent.  That squeezes everyone who rents, including college kids.  Financial aid hasn't kept up with rising non-tuition costs.  As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, KQED's Vanessa Rancano has this profile of a San Bernardino single mother attending UC Berkeley who's having trouble affording a place to live in the Bay Area.


Several state lawmakers yesterday (Tuesday) introduced a plan to curb the University of California's power by limiting salaries and putting checks on the UC president's authority.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio reports.

A state Assembly subcommittee will vote today (Wednesday) on whether to include $120 million in the budget to establish an entirely online community college in California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Cal State and UC students and faculty are calling for more funding for higher education.  As Captial Public Radio's Adhiti Bandlamudi reports, they're getting more funding -- just not as much as they asked for.


Most California high schools do not offer the SAT or ACT tests during school hours, even though colleges require them for admittance.  State lawmakers and educators are debating whether to change that, as Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.

Counselor to Student Ratio to Increase at CSU

Apr 26, 2018

Mental health advocates say anxiety is up among college students dealing with things like debt and the cost of living. That's prompted a push for more counselors at California State University campuses. Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne has this story.

A new statewide agreement in California will make it easier for community college students to graduate with a bachelor's degree.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

Students and faculty rallying for more money for the California State University system received support from leaders of the state Legislature.  That could set up a budget showdown with Governor Jerry Brown, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Rachel Garner, Cal Berkeley Alumni Association

The University of California Board of Regents has delayed a vote on a proposed tuition increase until May.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

UCLA Daily Bruin

Against the expressed wishes of Governor Jerry Brown, University of California regents will today (Wednesday) vote on a proposed tuition increase for UC students.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

University of California President Janet Napolitano will be in the Inland Empire today, spending time at schools in Moreno Valley.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.


The California Community College System hopes changing the name of a free tuition program will get more eligible students to take advantage of it.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

Several California universities are on the list of the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, including two of the top five institutions on the list.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

There appears to be a growing disconnect between the University of California and state elected officials in Sacramento.  Yesterday's (Thursday's) UC Regents meeting differed sharply in tone from a California legislative hearing earlier this month.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from San Francisco.

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The spending practices of University of California President Janet Napolitano's office will face new scrutiny today (Thursday).  At their meeting in San Francisco, the U-C Board of Regents is scheduled to publicly discuss for the first time last month's scathing state audit.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.


Calls to strip the University of California of its constitutional independence have intensified after an audit of the UC president's office.  But California's Assembly Speaker appears reluctant to take such a far-reaching step, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.


At a hearing in Sacramento yesterday, California lawmakers exhibited bipartisan outrage over a recent audit of the University of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


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.