Higher Education

California’s higher ed campuses are crown jewels among public systems, but we also examine their struggles with funding, housing, enrollment and equity.

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Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters; iStock
Student housing across The Little Lake at the University of California Merced campus on Nov. 4, 2022. Photo by Larry Valenzuela, CalMatters/CatchLight Local
Cyn Gomez (he/they) photographed outside of their home in Berkeley on April 30, 2023. Gomez is a student at UC Berkeley who waited three weeks to get their accommodations for a disability approved. Photos for Shelby Knowles for CalMatters