The Advocate

FTES-based funding process restricts economic elasticity

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

January 30, 2018

The way California community colleges receive funding could possibly change with a new funding formula proposal outlined in the 2018-19 California Community College budget and legislative request. Currently, community colleges around the sta...

Low enrollment limits funding, one-time monies

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

April 11, 2016

California has increased its educational budget, which is great for schools that are growing, but Contra Costa College is not one of those. While CCC is faced with budget cuts through enrollment shortfalls, plans have been ma...

State funding process widens divide

By The Advocate, Editorial Staff

March 16, 2016

Equity does not mean equality. Equity is giving people who need the most help a chance to live a better life than the one they were born into. In American society that need is unfortunately determined by gender, culture, religi...

Despite steady trend, some expect ‘imminent’ rebound

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Headcount is up, but enrollment is down, and the college is hurting. To oversimplify, a Full-Time Equivalent Student represents 15 semester units that students have enrolled in. The amount of FTES directly affects the funding a coll...

Enrollment trend affects funding

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2015

When jobs are plentiful, students are not. Student head count enrollment numbers have been steadily decreasing for the past five years beginning in the fall semester, reflecting the amount of Full-Time Equivalent Student (FT...

District enrollment, funding plummets

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

February 11, 2015

Although full-time equivalent student totals have been declining each semester recently, District Office and Contra Costa College administrators agree that there is no need for panic. The colleges and district are funded by the state de...

FTES Metric determines apportioned funding

By Cody McFarland, Associate Editor

November 19, 2014

The Full-Time Equivalent Student workload measure used by the state to apportion funding to California’s public colleges is largely unknown by students, let alone understood. In an anonymous survey conducted by The Advocate on...

FTES totals continue to dwindle, college set to receive $1.4 million

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2014

The number of students enrolled at Contra Costa College for the 2014 fall semester has declined by 1 percent since last fall, bringing the current deficit to 3.2 percent since 2012. Enrollment district wide is less than it was durin...

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