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Study Says California Sends Small Percentage To College

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Sacramento, CA — A new report released today finds that California sends the second-smallest percentage of high school seniors to four-year college, ahead only of Mississippi.

The report also finds that there are too few counselors, teachers and college prep courses, especially at schools with a high percentage of low-income students and English-language learners.

The study focused mainly on enrollment at the ten-campus University of California and 23-campus California State University.

The report also found less than half of California high schools have enough classes to enable all students to complete college prep courses.