ERIC Number: ED446786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership for Excellence, Fall 2000.
Cartnal, Ryan; Hagen, Pete
Cuesta College (California) students are exceeding goals for AA/AS degrees and certificates, along with basic skills, vocational and occupational course completions. Students have shown excellent progress for goals with transfer preparedness and have shown improvement in combined California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) transfers. According to Matriculation and Research Services, a total of 1,235 AA/AS degrees and certificates were awarded for the 1998-99 school year, exceeding the college's goal of 1,216 for the year 2006. Basic skills courses such as math and English showed a completion rate of 60.7%, compared to a goal of 60.2% for 2006. Vocational courses came in at 81.4%, compared to 76.6% for 2006. Occupational courses such as welding had 3,261 completions, well over the 2006 goal of 3,162. Compared to Allan Hancock College and Santa Barbara City College, Cuesta had the highest percentage of transfer-directed students completing 56 transferable units with the appropriate math and English. Transferable courses are also showing a 71.1% completion rate for 1998-99, just under the 2006 goal of 73.1%. the 1998-99 school year showed 742 Cuesta students transferring to a CSU with another 47 students transferring to a UC, an increase of 64 students from 1997-98. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA.