|California Community Colleges System|
|Motto:||Empowering community colleges through leadership, advocacy, and support|
|Type:||Public community college system|
|Endowment:||US$25 million (planned permanent endowment)|
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|Affiliations:||California Community Colleges|
The California Community Colleges System (CCCS) consists of 109 community colleges in 72 community college districts in the U.S. state of California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A community college is a type of Educational institution. The term has different meanings in different countries A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Created by legislation in 1967, it is the largest system of higher education in the world, serving more than 2. Higher education is Education that is provided by universities, vocational universities, Community colleges Liberal arts colleges 5 million students with a wide variety of educational and career goals.
The system is administered by the Chancellor's Office located in Sacramento, which is responsible for allocating state funding and provides leadership and technical assistance to the colleges. The CCCS, along with the research-oriented University of California system and the teaching-oriented California State University system, together form California's system of public higher education. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a
The CCCS is governed by the Board of Governors which, within the bounds of state law, sets systemwide policy. The 17 Board members, who represent the public, faculty, students, and classified employees, are appointed by the Governor of California as directed by Section 71000 of the California Education Code . The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses The Board is also directed by the Education Code to allow local authority and control of the community college districts to the "maximum degree permissible" and AB 1725 in 1974 added a formal consultation process which has resulted in the formation of a consultation council  to assure the Board of Governors and Chancellor's Office remain responsive in this respect. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.
The Chancellor of the system brings policy recommendations to the Board of Governors, and possesses the authority to implement the policies of the Board through his leadership of the Chancellor's Office. The Chancellor plays a key role in the consultation process.
The CCCS is a founding and charter member of CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, the nonprofit organization which provides extremely high-performance Internet-based networking to California's K-20 research and education community. The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1996 to provide high-performance high-bandwidth networking services to
In 1907, the California Legislature, seeing a benefit to society in education beyond high school but realizing the load could not be carried by existing colleges, authorized the state's high schools to offer what were termed "postgraduate courses of study" similar to the courses offered in just the first two years of university studies. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The California State Legislature is the state legislature of the U Thanks to the efforts of people such as Professor Alexis F. Lange, Dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, the Junior College Act was passed in 1917, expanding the mission by adding trade studies such as mechanical and industrial arts, household economy, agriculture, and commerce. Alexis Frederick Lange (1862 &ndash August 28, 1924) was the Dean of the School of Education at the University of California Berkeley and led the effort The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Family and consumer sciences is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consumer By 1932 there were 38 junior colleges in the state. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. The 1944 GI Bill dramatically increased college enrollments, and by 1950 there were 50 junior colleges. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The GI Bill (officially titled Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 PL346 58 Statutes at Large 284 provided for college or vocational education for returning Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. By 1960 there were 56 districts in California offering junior college courses, and 28 of those districts were not high school districts but were "junior college districts" formed expressly for the governance of those schools. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education and the resulting Donahoe Act was a turning point in higher education in California. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by Clark Kerr during the administration of Governor Pat Brown. The UC and CSU systems were to limit their enrollments, yet an overall goal was to "provide an appropriate place in California public higher education for every student who is willing and able to benefit from attendance", meaning the junior colleges were to fulfill this role. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a By 1967 studies were showing that the California Department of Education was not doing an adequate job of leading the junior colleges, and legislation passed control from the Board of Education to a new community college system with a Chancellor's Office and Board of Governors. The degree of local control in this system, a side effect of the origins of many colleges within high school districts, can be seen in that 52 of the 72 districts (72%) govern only a single college; only a few districts in major metropolitan areas control more than four colleges.
California residents do not pay tuition for community colleges or public universities. Rather, they pay an enrollment fee. Non-resident and international students, however, pay tuition, usually an additional $100 per unit (or credit).
In the past decade, tuition and fees have fluctuated with the state's budget. For much of the 1990s and early 2000s, enrollment fees ranged between $11 and $13 per credit. However, with the state's budget deficits in the early-to-mid 2000s, fees rose to $18 per unit in 2003, and, by 2004, reached $26 per unit, the highest level in the state's history. Since then, fees have dropped. The current enrollment fee is $20 per unit, down $6 since January 2007. It is the lowest enrollment fee of any college or university in the United States.
Like the two California university systems, the CCCS is headed by an executive officer and a governing board. The 17 member Board of Governors sets direction for the system and is in turn appointed by the California Governor. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses They appoint the Chancellor who is the chief executive officer of the system. Locally elected Boards of Trustees work on the district level with Presidents who run the individual college campuses. 
The California Community College system had a total employee headcount of 89,497 in Fall 2006. While tenured and tenure tracked faculty were relatively well-compensated, they comprise a very small fraction of overall faculty compared to California's other two tetriary education systems. While 86% of CSU faculty members were tenured or tenure-tracked, only 30% of faculty were tenured or tenure-tracked. Temporary faculty, those who are not tenure tracked, earned an average of $62. 86 per hour for those teaching for-credit courses, $47. 46 for non-credit instruction, $54. 93 for instructional support and $63. 86 for "overload" instruction. 
Staff and faculty compensation varied greatly by district. The overall average salary for tenured and tenure tracked faculty was $78,498 as of Fall 2006, with 48. 7% earning more than $80,001. Salaries ranged from $64,883 in Siskiyous to $90,704 in Santa Barbara. The average for educational administrators was $116,855, while classified administrators earned an average of $87,886, classified professional earned $62,161 and classified support staff earned an average of $43,773. 
|Data||Headcount||Percent of total||Less than $25,000||$25,000 to $40,000||$40,000 to $50,000||$50,000 to $60,000||$60,000 to $70,000||$70,000 to $80,000||More than $80,000||Mean|
|Educational administrators||1,965||2. 2%||1. 93%||0. 51%||0. 92%||0. 97%||1. 42%||2. 85%||90. 08%||$116,855|
|Tenured and tenure tracked faculty||18,196||20. 3%||0. 21%||0. 92%||2. 21%||7. 85%||16. 24%||23. 10%||48. 70%||$78,498|
|Classified administrators||1,470||2. 0%||1. 6%||1. 22%||4. 29%||8. 71%||11. 29%||15. 24%||57. 69%||$87,816|
|Classified professionals||1,817||2. 0%||7. 82%||7. 93%||10. 24%||18. 66%||17. 56%||14. 14%||21. 79%||$62,161|
|Classified support staff||24,425||27. 3%||10. 51%||25. 85%||30. 62%||16. 68%||7. 42%||2. 80%||1. 85%||$43,773|
|Academic temporary instructors||41,624||46. 5%||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|