The Los Angeles area has California's most pressing unmet need for community college slots, according to a new analysis released by California Competes, a nonprofit group. Much of the lagging capacity at two-year institutions around the state has been hard to track. But the report, which the group said was the first statewide analysis of student enrollment across district lines, found that greater Los Angeles should receive 24,000 of the 40,000 additional seats that the recovering state budget may fund.
The analysis builds on an interactive data tool the group released last year. That online tool charts community college enrollment and degree production rates across California's 1,700 ZIP codes. Robert Shireman, a former official at the U.S. Department of Education, is California Competes' director.
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