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
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
And if the past is any indicator, those prices will only go