Graduation rate drops at CA junior colleges

October 20, 2009 4:40:53 PM PDT
The high cost of attending California's community colleges is forcing the average student to work over 20 hours a week, cutting the graduation rate to just 24 percent.

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The $780 enrollment fee is among the least expensive in the nation, but public interest advocates at CALPIRG say that covers just five percent of the bill.

In Sacramento, CALPIRG said the total cost for a full-time student, including housing, food, and transportation is just over $17,000.

It also says few students take full advantage of the financial aid available to them.

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