University Expenditures Per Pupil Are Over Four Times Higher Than Community Colleges

California Community College students are mostly lower income and many are first generation students. About 70% are in remedial courses. University of California (8 campuses) students are wealthier and well prepared. Below is the funding per Full Time Equivalent student

University of California                $22,920

California State University            $11,722

K-12 education                            $ 7,417

California Community Colleges     5,376

California needs a high quality flagship system like UC. But the amount spent on Community Colleges is ridiculously low and inadequate. California Community Colleges have the lowest fees in the USA ($26 per credit), and this should be increased.  But state aid should be increased substantially.