Fifteen California Colleges and Universities Lead the State in Supporting Transfer Students
The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) has transformed the lives of college students across the state. Since its creation with SB 1440 (Padilla) in 2010, more than 200,000 students have earned an Associate Degree for Transfer! That's more than twice the amount of Disneyland's maximum capacity.

Every year, the Campaign honors campuses that lead the state in Associate Degree for Transfer implementation as “Champions of Higher Education.” This year, we would like to extend our congratulations to the following colleges:
Bakersfield College
Berkeley City College
Citrus College
Clovis Community College
College of the Canyons
Diablo Valley College
Evergreen Valley College
Glendale Community College
Grossmont College
Moorpark College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
These campuses are ensuring that more students access and succeed in a pathway designed to streamline the transfer process.

The Campaign championed the ADT pathway after learning that students were finding transferring from community college an exceedingly complex process, costing them excessive amounts of time and money.

The ADT has allowed students to obtain their degrees with less complication. In fact, 48% of ADT students earn their bachelor's within two years of transferring to the California State University, in comparison to traditional transfer students at just 27%.

Ryan Oda, the Campaign's very own Public Affairs Fellow, earned an Associate Degree for Transfer from Pasadena City College and recently earned a bachelor's from California State University, Long Beach.
"I started community college knowing that I wanted to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree... The Associate Degree for Transfer pathway made me feel more confident about applying to the Cal State because of the GPA bump and the admission guarantee. I applied to four Cal States and got accepted to all of them."

- Ryan Oda, California State University, Long Beach Alum
Success stories like Ryan’s are a testament both to the hard work of California students and proper support from campus leaders.

That is why the Campaign continues to monitor implementation of the ADT and celebrate the exemplary work of the campuses who are supporting students in achieving their goals to transfer and earn their degrees.
To learn more about how we select the Champions of Higher Education, click here.