Today, the Campaign for College Opportunity released “Chutes or Ladders: Strengthening California Community College Transfer So More Students Earn the Degrees They Seek.” Join us today at 1pm for a webinar on this report (details below).
Like Chutes and Ladders game players, California community college students who want to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree are trying to make progress, but one bad roll of the dice can set them back several turns.
The result is that less than 3% of California community college students transfer in two years, 23% in four years, and 40% in six years. Even after six years, 60% do not transfer at all. For those students who reach transfer on the gameboard, less than half will earn their bachelor’s degree at the CSU and less than two-thirds will earn their bachelor’s degree at the UC in two years.
“Chutes or Ladders” demonstrates how improving transfer for community college students is central to remedying racial inequity in higher education and offers recommendations for removing remaining obstacles for students in the transfer process and for strengthening the ADT pathway. Read more