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ERIC Number: ED499242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
California Higher Education Accountability: Goal--Student Success. Measure: California Community College Students' Degrees and Certificates Awarded and Successful Transfers. Commission Report 07-06
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This report examines degree and certificate attainment and transfers into the California State University and the University of California for a selected group of first-time freshmen in the California Community Colleges. It is the first in a series on this accountability measure and is presented as part of the Commission's "Accountability Framework" for California postsecondary education. Too few community college students are earning two-year degrees, certificates or transferring to one of California's public universities. The data show that: (1) Only 17% of the students tracked by the Commission over five years earned a two-year degree or certificate; (2) 22% transferred to one of California's public universities; (3) About half left the community college system without earning a degree or transferring to a public California university; (4) Almost one in five were still enrolled in a community college as of 2005; (5) Women attained degrees/certificates and transfers at higher rates than men; and (6) Latinos and African-Americans, particularly males, earned fewer degrees/certificates or transferred to California's public universities. Methodology is appended.
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California