Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU

Of a group of nearly 1,100 students who transferred to California State University in fall 2013 with the Associate Degree for Transfer, 48 percent graduated within two years, data provided by CSU shows, compared to 31 percent of all undergraduate transfers. Within three years, 80 percent had completed their studies, 16 percentage points higher than transfer students overall… Since formally launching in the 2011-12 academic year, the transfer degrees have become an increasingly popular option. The California Community Colleges system awarded 30,868 in 2015-16, about a quarter of all the associate degrees it conferred. That’s an almost-50 percent increase from 2014-15 and up from just 722 in the first year. The chancellor’s office continues to ramp up outreach about the program, with plans for new digital and radio ads soon, including some in Spanish.

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by Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee.

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