Digital Archive: The 1960 Master Plan and Related Studies

The 1960 Master Plan represented the culmination of a long process of development and planning the future of California higher education. California's tripartite system has its origins in the turn of the century reform movement of Progressives and the historical development of each segment.

Pre-1960 Studies

  • 1932: State Higher Education in California: Report of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Recommendations of the Commission of Seven
  • 1948: A Report of a Survey of the Needs of California in Higher Education
  • 1955: A Restudy of the Needs of California in Higher Education
  • 1957: A Study of the Need for Additional Centers of Public Higher Education in California

The 1960 Master Plan

  • 1960: A Master Plan for Higher Education in California, 1960-1975
  • 1960: The Donahoe Education Act

Post-1960 Studies

  • 1966:The Master Plan Five Years Later
  • 1972: The California Master Plan for Higher Education in the Seventies and Beyond
  • 1973: Report of the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education
  • 1986: The Challenge of Change: A Reassessment of the California Community Colleges
  • 1987: The Master Plan Renewed: Unity, Equity, Quality, and Efficiency in California Postsecondary Education
  • 1989: California Faces . . . California's Future: Education for Citizenship in a Multicultural Democracy
  • 1993: Master Plan in Higher Education in Focus, "Draft Report"
  • 2002: The California Master Plan for Education