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Many Black Adults In Educational Limbo — Some College Credit, But No Degree

About a third of black adults in California — 385,250 — have some college education but no degree, the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group, according to a report by the nonprofit Campaign for College Opportunity. Overall, about 4.5 million California adults never completed their studies.

In California and around the nation, campus-based programs have sprung up to coax many of these adults to re-enter college. These efforts, however, face a number of hurdles, including a lack of awareness that a degree may be within reach, limited financial resources and inadequate outreach and support services, according to the report.