We must set measurable goals around certificate, degree, and transfer completion. Currently only 30% of California’s community college students graduate or transfer. LACCD’s transfer and completion rates are even lower than the State’s average. While not every student takes courses with the intention to graduate or transfer, these numbers must improve.
To meet our goals, we must invest in more transition counselors and support staff to provide personalized assistance for students throughout their community college career. We must align outside resources around these efforts while implementing best practices to improve transfer and completion rates.