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This Spring's College Graduates Face More Hurdles



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 20, 2011

California's unemployment rate is currently more than 12 percent, the second highest the nation. 

Kayle Torres says she's been thinking about that as she gets ready to graduate from Sacramento State this weekend with a bachelor's degree in child development. 

"I'm hoping that since I'll be working full-time as I get my master's that it will take long enough for me to kind of wait out the recession."

That waiting game, however, is getting more expensive.  The state is planning to cut at least 500 million dollars from both the CSU and UC system. 
 
Kim Nava, with Sacramento State, says that will inevitably make graduate programs more expensive.
 
"Per semester fee for a post baccalaureate students is about 35 hundred dollars a semester."
 
That cost is $5 thousand a quarter at the University of California, Davis. 
 
And if the past is any indicator, those prices will only go up.   
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