We are pleased to announce twelve California Community Colleges and four California State University campuses we're honoring as the 2018 Champions of Higher Education. These campuses will be celebrated for significantly increasing the number of students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), enrolling those students at a California State University (CSU) with junior status, and graduating ADT earners with a bachelor's degree.
Transfer Maze Report
last year found that transfer from the community college to a four-year university is bureaucratic, inconsistent, and confusing, where students must parse through a system with varied information and requirements for each campus.
hough transfer is often thought of as a two-year process, only 4 percent of California Community College students transfer after two years, 25 percent after four years, and 38 percent after six years.
This data, along with student testimonies revealed that transfer is too often a maze that delays far too many students from earning their degrees.
The Associate Degree for Transfer cuts through the maze to offer a more streamlined transfer process.
In 2010, with then-Senator Alex Padilla, the Campaign for College Opportunity sponsored historic transfer reform legislation that created a clear pathway for students to earn an associate degree and guaranteed admission as juniors to the CSU system. The ADT insured that students would transfer without spending excess units, time, and, in turn, money.
To date, more than 100,000 students have earned an ADT
and of those that enrolled in the CSU, they earned their bachelor's degree almost twice as fast as other transfer students.
The following sixteen colleges and universities have excelled in Associate Degree for Transfer implementation and will be celebrated
2018 Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer
at our December Signature Event in Los Angeles: