Current Data: 2015-16
Data Updated: March 31, 2017
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** BC needs to re-evaluate the institution-set standard for transfer particularly based upon Associate Degree for Transfers being approved. A strategy to address completion and transfer is being developed through the Achieve the Dream and proposed Title 5 work.
This report is based on the Student Enrollment File (ERSS) of the Enrollment Reporting System.
The census date for this report is the close of the third week of instruction for campuses on a quarter system and the fourth week of instruction for campuses on a semester system across all terms that comprise the college year. Enrollments are in terms of the net number of students actively enrolled on the census date.
The college year includes fall and spring semesters for campuses operating on the semester calendar, or summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters with a quarter calendar. The college year begins with the summer quarter and is followed by the fall, winter, and spring terms.
Six of the campuses are on a quarter system that includes a winter term, while the remaining campuses are on a semester system. CSU Stanislaus became a semester campus in college year 2010-2011.
Students identify themselves by ethnicity in one of the following groups:
Enrollments are summarized by ethnic group after first excluding "Nonresident Aliens" (Visa Students). Students having an ethnic group code of "All Other Responses," "No Response," and "Declined to State" are grouped together in this report as "Unknown."
Number listed is Enrollees - Students who have accepted an offer of admission and are enrolled at the University of California.
California Community College (CCC) Transfers to In-State Private (ISP) and Out-of-State (OOS) Baccalaureate Granting Institutions
Transfers to In-State Private (ISP) and Out-of-State (OOS) baccalaureate granting institutions are tabulated by individual California community colleges. Transfers were captured from a series of aggregated first-time freshman cohorts (1993-94 to present) that completed at least 12 units while in the community college system at the time transfer. A student records match with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) identifies the transfer baccalaureate granting institution.
Identifying Student Cohorts
Beginning with 1993-94 data, a series of first-time student cohorts was identified by academic year. First-time students are defined as individuals taking their initial credit course in the CCC system with no prior enrollments inside or outside the system. The students in these cohorts must have completed at least 12 units in the community college system at time of transfer. The community college identified in the report was where the student first completed a credit course. The transfers were identified by disaggregating the fifteen cohorts by academic year.
National Student Clearinghouse
The CCC Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) has an agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse to track transfer students. Through this agreement, the CCCCO submits files to the NSC for matching to the national student database. The NSC returns a listing of transfers to public and private institutions.
Matching Considerations and Limitations
Despite these considerations and limitations, this data report provides districts and colleges with a useful estimate of reported transfers to in-state private and out-of state baccalaureate granting institutions.