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ERIC Number: ED528210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
California Higher Education Accountability: Goal--Student Success. Measure: Four-Year Degrees Conferred on Community College Transfer Students. Commission Report 06-18
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This accountability report documents the time-to-degree of community college transfer students into the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). It serves as a baseline measurement against which subsequent examinations can be compared. The Commission measured degree attainment of two separate groups of community college transfer students--UC and CSU transfers first enrolling in the 2000-01 academic year. The data show that more than half the students who transferred to CSU attained degrees within three years, as did 78% of those students who transferred to UC. The findings represent only some aspects of what students experience after transferring to the CSU and UC. Additional inquiry indicates that some CSU student enrollment and course-taking decisions resulted in their obtaining their baccalaureate degrees in more extended periods of time after transferring into the CSU from a community college. In broadening the examination of time-to-degree for transfers, future accountability reports could include delineations by sub-groupings, such as ethnicity, gender, and comparisons of outcomes for different cohort years. The Commission and other researchers will build upon this initial report to acquire information that sheds more light on the area of transfer and other facets of student persistence and degree completion.
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 - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California