Foreword
 
Finding One
 
Finding Two
 
Finding Three
 
Finding Four
 
Changes in Attitudes Over Time
 
California and the Nation at Large
 
Supporting Tables
 
Methodology
 
About the Author
 
Public Agenda
 
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Foreword

Great Expectations: How Californians View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of colleges and universities in maintaining and enhancing the opportunities for all Americans to participate fully in our society. This special survey complements a larger survey administered to the entire nation and released in May, called Great Expectations: How the Public and Parents—White, African American and Hispanic—View Higher Education. These reports are available in full at www.highereducation.org, and in summary at www.publicagenda.org.

John Immerwahr, the author of both the national and California reports, has done a masterful job of explaining the most significant trends in public attitudes about higher education, and of illuminating the key similarities and differences between the views of Californians and Americans generally. His findings are based on a national sample of over 1,000 adults and a state sample of over 500 Californians. He also had the opportunity to discuss higher education issues with two groups of citizens in Santa Clara.

We would like to thank The James Irvine Foundation for sponsoring this special survey of Californians’ attitudes. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the organizations whose financial support made the national report possible: The Ford Foundation, the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement.


Patrick M. Callan
President
National Center for Public Policy
and Higher Education

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