Testimony to the Joint Committee for the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education

General Concerns

The numbers 40 and 60 have taken on a special, almost magical, quality recently, and I would like to take this opportunity to explore their significance to the community colleges. When the 1973 Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education re-affirmed legislative support for the 40:60 ratio of lower-to-upper division students in the University of California and California State University, there was little reason for concern about the matter, for both segments were then at the 40% lower division enrollment recommended by the 1960 Master Plan Survey Team (Conflicts in State Policies Governing Undergraduate Enrollment at California's Public Universities, CPEC, Dec. 14, 1986).