For more than 1,500 inmates who attend college in California prison facilities that are shutting down, closures mean they could transfer to a new prison where the courses may not line up, leaving some students a few credits short of a degree.
Montgomery College gradaute Caleb Hurley, 34, who transferred to the University of Maryland, plans to work for an African American digital humanities initiative at the university. “This is me wanting to be at the ground level — a bridge between the humanities and computer science,” he said.
The college majors that lead to top-paying jobs tend to be focused in STEM fields. But those top-paying majors aren’t the most popular fields with students.
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Terrence Cheng says if the legislature passed the governor’s budget proposal as is, CSCU would have to compensate for a $335 million budget shortfall by letting go at least 650 full-time employees; eliminating 1,000 part-time staff and adjunct jobs; raising tuition and possibly even closing one or more of CSCU’s 17 campuses.