Community College- Know Odds - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
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Community College- Know the Odds


88% of 8th graders want to go to college.

70% of high school graduates go to college within two years of high school.

In 2000, 66% of all first-time freshmen enrolled in the community colleges.

Then what happens?

Nationwide, first year students
At community colleges, about 50% do not continue for a second year; about 50% continue.

At four-year colleges, about 25% do not continue for a second year; about 75% continue.


In California, first year students
At California State Universities, about 23% do not continue for a second year; about 77% continue.

At Universities of California, about 8% do not continue for a second year; about 92% continue.


In California Community Colleges
About 40% of community college students take courses that qualify for transfer to Cal State University or University of California schools.  About 33% of those eventually transferred to four-year university.  Do the math… 33% of 40% =?   
In other words, about 13% of California Community College students transfer to a 4-year university.


Information derived from
    Education on the Brink, Separate and Unequal, The Oakland Tribune, June 22, 2003
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