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Terms of Use


The California Postsecondary Education Commission maintains this website to provide relevant information concerning postsecondary education in California. You are invited to browse this site. You may download material displayed on this site, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.

Neither the California Postsecondary Education Commission nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, or use of, this site. The California Postsecondary Education Commission also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be held liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, computer equipment or other property as a result of using, browsing, or downloading any materials, data, images, or text from this site.

Pages on this site provide hyperlinks to other sites that may not be maintained by the California Postsecondary Education Commission. The California Postsecondary Education Commission does not (1) make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the use of the links provided; or (2) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or adequacy of any resources, information, apparatus, product, or process available at or from this site. Accordingly, the California Postsecondary Education Commission is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked from this site. Linking to off-site pages or sites is at your own risk. Any communication or material you transmit to this site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential.

Privacy Notification

In compliance with Chapter 429 (1998) SB 1386 (Leslie), the Commission is making this notification concerning personal information collected on the Commission's website. There is no personal information automatically collected. The only information gathered is the operating system of the computer, and the Internet browser along with the pages visited by the user.

The information gathered is used to generate statistics about the Commission's website usage. Reports show the page popularity, types of browsers, and operating systems. This information helps the Commission to make design changes to ensure site compatibility with the majority of the users' computers.

All information gathered is subject to the limitations set forth in the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Title 1.8 [commencing with Section 1798] of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code) and is exempt from requests made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 [commencing with Section 6250] of Division 7 of Title 1). The Commission does not distribute or sell electronically collected information, nor does the Commission reuse the collected information.

Reprint Permission

The California Postsecondary Education Commission grants permission to use any materials published by the Commission as long as the following conditions are met:
  • Each copy includes a full citation of the source.
  • Content is unaltered from its original form.
  • Copies are distributed free of charge beyond the cost of duplication.

Citing Information

In response to several queries, here are some suggested formats for citing material from the Commission’s website.

General principles:

The cite should point readers directly to the source cited rather than to an intervening page of links. Or, if the URL is long, unwieldy, or full of non-textual characters, the root URL of the site from which the information is accessed may be used, followed by a parenthetical explanation of how to access the information.


California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population – Graphs, available at (last visited September 29, 2009).

Article or Report:
Mallory Angeli and Ryan Fuller, The Degree Gap: Are University Graduates Making Full Use of Their Degrees? (September 2009), available at

E-Mail Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to