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Addressing Student Equity in California's Community College System

College completion gaps have been steadily rising with minority students in higher education. The California Community College system is largely comprised of a disproportionately disadvantaged student population. The Student Success Act was an attempt by the state legislature to address the inequities facing racially minoritized students in community colleges. As the state of California's diverse population continues to increase, the need to address these issues are apparent. Disproportionately impacted students are the central focus in this study to assess the impact that the Student Equity Policy is having at the institutional level. A mixed methodology is applied to survey students, faculty, staff and administrators on the effectiveness of the Student Success Program to generate future policy recommendations.

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