ERIC Number: ED499242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
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.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Accountability, Educational Attainment, Research Reports, College Transfer Students, Time to Degree, Academic Persistence, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Graduation Rate, Planning Commissions, State Surveys
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail: Publication_Request@cpec.ca.gov; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California