Announcing the 2020 Champions of
Higher Education
Secretary of State Alex Padilla with Associate Degree for Transfer Students
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the historic legislation that established the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), a streamlined transfer pathway for students to transfer to the California State University with guaranteed admission and junior standing. Since its creation, more than 284,000 ADTs have been conferred, supporting hundreds of thousands of California students to reach their college dreams.

We will celebrate with a special virtual event: Committing to Transfer as a Key Racial Equity Strategy.
Honorable Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State and SB 1440 Author
Honorable Marc Berman
Assemblymember, 24th District
Chair, Select Committee on the Master Plan
At the event, we will honor community college and university campuses that lead the state in Associate Degree for Transfer implementation as the 2020 Champions of Higher Education. This year, we would like to extend our congratulations to the following Champions of Higher Education:
Bakersfield College
Berkeley City College
Clovis Community College
East Los Angeles College
Evergreen Valley College
Glendale Community College
Grossmont College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Moorpark College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
San Diego State University
The success of the ADT and the guarantees it provides to students are why the Campaign for College Opportunity continues to celebrate the exemplary work of campuses who are supporting students in transferring and push for stronger implementation across the state.

Join us, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and Assemblymember Marc Berman on November 19, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM PST to celebrate the important work of our 2020 Champions of Higher Education and discuss improving transfer as a path to address racial equity gaps in college opportunity.
To learn more about how we select the Champions of Higher Education, click here.