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Report 89-6: Prospects for Accommodating Growth in Postsecondary Education to 2005: Report of the Executive Director to the California Postsecondary Education Commission, January 23, 1989

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

January 1989

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This report by Kenneth b. O'Brien -- the executive director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission -- addresses the subject of California's capacity to accommodate demand for postsecondary enrollment through the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Part One on pages 1-2 briefly outlines the major population trends likely to occur in California over the next 20 years, since postsecondary enrollments are inevitably determined, to some degree or another, by these trends.

Part Two on pages 2-3 describes the planning process now being coordinated between the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the educational segments in the State and summarizes the operative assumptions about educational policy that are guiding this planning process.

Part Three on pages 3-4 gives a profile of aggregate enrollment demand for elementary and postsecondary education that is likely to occur through the year 2005.

Part Four on pages 4-7 discusses the funding needed to meet this demand and how this needed funding is affected by the State's current constitutional limits on appropriation.

Finally, Part Five on pages 7-9 briefly summarizes several of the major planning issues that the State should be prepared to address in the near future.

The Commission discussed this report at its meeting on January 23, 1989.

Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis | Commission Operations

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