2023 Champions of Higher Education

November 14th
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Campaign for College Opportunity celebrated the Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer in November. On Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 1:00pm, we announced the honorees during a special Instagram Live celebration, then held the official awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 10:00am-11:30am via Zoom.

We are thrilled to have recognized 27 exemplary and committed California Community Colleges and California State University campuses that are leading the state in conferring the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), enrolling ADT earners on guaranteed pathways to a bachelor’s degree, and intentionally working to support Latinx and Black students on their path to a degree. 

Since the passage of SB 1440 (Padilla) in 2010, the California Community Colleges have awarded 488,663 Associate Degrees for Transfer, providing a streamlined pathway between community colleges and the California State University (CSU) system. The Campaign for College Opportunity championed this historic legislation to create a clearer pathway for community college students to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in a more timely and cost-saving manner. Transforming transfer has been more than 10 years in the making, and the 2021 passage of AB 928 (Berman) will continue to accelerate the pace of transfer and degree attainment. The Associate Degree for Transfer pathway is making college dreams a reality for thousands of California students. 

Champions of Higher Education

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