FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday June 17, 2003
Community College Transfers Continue Strong Five-Year Upward Trend at UC
University of California campuses have admitted 14,665 transfer students from the California Community Colleges for Fall 2003, 7.6 percent more than in 2002. It is the fifth consecutive year with universitywide growth in the number of transfer students.
UC campuses accepted almost eight out of 10 transfer applicants.
California residents accounted for 13,415 of the transfers, 7.2 percent more than in 2002.
All major racial and ethnic groups registered systemwide increases. Underrepresented students (African Americans, American Indians, and Chicano/Latino) increased modestly as a proportion of the total admitted transfer class from 17.8 percent in 2002 to 18.5 percent in 2003. Underrepresented students also increased as a proportion of California resident transfers, up from 19.4 percent in 2002 to 20.4 percent in 2003.
“Attending the California Community Colleges is a great way to come to the University of California,” said UC President Richard C. Atkinson. “I am very pleased to see the steady growth in the number of students taking advantage of the opportunity to continue their education at UC.”
Expanding community college transfers to UC was defined as a goal in a 1997 memorandum of understanding between the University of California and the California Community Colleges, and again in a subsequent "partnership agreement" of mutual commitments between UC and the Gov. Davis administration.
“The continued growth in transfer admissions to UC is very encouraging," said Thomas J. Nussbaum, chancellor of the California Community Colleges. "The commitments we made, followed up by years of hard work, are producing historic results."
UC is making efforts on a number of fronts to meet the partnership goals, which have resulted in a 26 percent increase in transfer student enrollments since the agreements began. In fact, in the four years since then, UC has averaged yearly enrollment increases of almost six percent, putting it on track to meet the goals called for in the “partnership agreement.” The efforts underway include:
The community college transfer data are available online at:
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