The Advocate

Foundation awards stimulate campus projects

By Cindy Pantoja, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2019

The Contra Costa College Foundation launched a pilot fund that awarded $58,000 to finance eight projects aimed at supporting student success and providing the resources needed to achieve academic goals. The Foundation’s new...

Performance funding formula sparks concern

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 10, 2018

The sweeping change to how California community colleges are funded is set to roll out over the next three years and is being met with widespread criticism. In June, a new budget formula was finalized that will mark a shift away...

Low enrollment causes funding deficit, class cancellations

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

February 20, 2018

The class schedule is taking drastic cuts this semester as campus administrators try to regain some of the college’s financial surplus, which has been dwindling in the last few years. Since the college leadership has undergone m...

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...

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...

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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