California Community Colleges Make Encouraging Progress on Transfer, Completion and Closing Racial Equity Gaps
Amidst the sobering backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Community Colleges announced good news yesterday on progress toward meeting a set of systemwide goals for improving student success with marked growth in the conferring of the Associate Degree for Transfer.
In Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s 2020 State of the System Report, the Chancellor reports out on progress toward goals laid out in the 2017 Vision for Success. The Vision for Success is an ambitious five year plan that calls for increasing by 20% the number of students earning a college credential annually, increasing by 35% the number of students transferring to the state’s public universities, and eliminating gaps in completion by race/ethnicity and income.
- Number of students who earned a college credential increased to 140,335 up from 117,00 in 2016-17 meeting the goal of at least a 20% annual increase.
- Number of students transferring to the University of California and California State University rose to 87,170, a six percent increase from two years earlier.
- The number of students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) increased by more than 40 percent.
- Gaps between Latinx and White students in completion of transfer-level English are closing.