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June 10, 2005

College of the Canyons Transfer Rates are Highest in L.A. County

Research shows College of the Canyons transfer rates are increasing and are among the highest in the state.

According to a May 2005 College of the Canyons “Research Brief,” over the past six years, the transfer rate from College of the Canyons to University of California and California State University schools has increased 88 percent and 43 percent, respectively.

These students are continuing their educations at universities such as UCLA, UCSB and UCSD; Cal State schools such as CSUN, SDSU and CSULB; and private and out-of-state schools such as Pepperdine University, University of Southern California, The Masters College and Mount St. Mary's College, according to the research.

A report by The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education shows the rate of transfers at College of the Canyons is the highest of the 21 colleges in Los Angeles County, and is in the top 14.5 percent of the 109 California community colleges.

Daylene Meuschke, senior research analyst at College of the Canyons, said, “Resources such as the Transfer Center, Counseling Office, and articulation agreements between COC and various colleges and universities are available to help ensure transfer success from COC to UC and CSU schools. These, and various other programs, provide COC students with information and counseling about what classes are required to transfer to a specific four-year institution.”

Those enrolled at College of the Canyons are able to work with counselors and create education plans that ensure success when transferring.
“This allows students easy access to updated information,” said Sue Bozman, College of the Canyons spokesperson.

A student at College of the Canyons can take classes and fulfill general-education requirements, specific to his or her individual needs, and then transfer to the college or university of choice.

As enrollment continues to increase, the number of students transferring will rise; College of the Canyons is continuing to make resources available to ease transferring.

Los Angeles County Community Colleges Transfer Rates
College of the Canyons: 42%
Pasadena City College: 40%
L.A. Pierce College: 40%
Glendale Community College: 33%
Mt. San Antonio College: 32%
L.A. Valley College: 32%
El Camino College: 31%
Cerritos College: 30%
L.A. Harbor College: 27%
Antelope Valley College: 26%
L.A. Mission College: 26%
Citrus College: 26%
Long Beach City College: 26%
East L.A. College: 24%
L.A. City College: 24%
Santa Monica College: 23%
Rio Hondo College: 22%
West L.A. College: 22%
L.A. Southwest College: 19%
L.A. Trade-Tech College: 17%
Compton College: 9%
Transfer Rates: Los Angeles County community colleges, first-time students who started in fall 1995.