The Senate Education Committee will hold hearings this Wednesday on legislation that is designed to give California students a better idea of what a college degree is worth. SB 1022, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), would require the California State University (CSU) and call on the University of California (UC) system to provide easily understood rankings, such as median annual wage for degrees that are offered by each institution. Public universities would also be required to list college graduate salary earnings and job-industry placement data.
Public universities already have access to this data through state law. Senator Huff’s legislation would merely make it available to prospective and current students and the public.
“Next to purchasing a home, a college diploma is one of the biggest investments we ever make,” said Senator Huff. “Add to that the years of study and dedication needed to pull down a degree, students and parents deserve to know whether their degree is going to be worth something in the job market.”
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Source: State Senator Bob Huff