The Assembly Education Committee took action this week to pass legislation that will give students in California a good idea of what a college degree is worth. SB 1022, authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) will require the California State University (CSU) system and encourage the University of California (UC) to provide easily understood information, such as median annual wage for degrees that are offered by each institution.
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.
“California students deserve to know what their college degrees are worth, and giving them that information will help guide key career decisions,” said Senator Huff. “According to the US Chamber of Commerce — in the face of high unemployment — there are still four million unfilled jobs in America and many of these jobs require a bachelor’s degree. In the Silicon Valley cities of San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, for example, 56% …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff