Corrections to College California: Don’t Stop Now

corrections to collegeThis publication from Corrections to College California highlights California’s successful efforts to build public higher education access for thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, both in custody and on college campuses throughout the state. It celebrates the growth of and California’s vision for student outcomes along the full continuum from incarceration to release and beyond. In just three years, California has gone from offering face-to-face college in one prison to full-credit, degree-building college courses in 34 of 35 prisons at all security levels. Almost 4,500 unique students are enrolled in these face-to-face college pathways each semester, and they consistently outperform students on campus. Reentry college programs for new students have expanded from one to nine California State University campuses, and from fewer than 10 to almost 40 community colleges.