The Campaign for College Opportunity honored Grossmont College for efforts to increase the number of its students who transfer to a California State University campus, the college announced Thursday.
According to college officials, Grossmont is third among community colleges in the state for its proportion of Associate Degrees for Ttransfer awarded relative to its enrollment. Grossmont also ranks sixth in the state for the number of total Associate Degrees for Transfer awarded, and eighth in the state for its growth rate of awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer from the 2016-17 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.
The Associate Degree for Transfer guarantees a transfer student’s acceptance to a CSU campus, according to Grossmont. More than 100,000 students in California have earned an Associate Degree for Transfer since its creation in 2010.
“This achievement speaks to the heart of what we do — helping students achieve their educational goals, especially for those who wish to transfer to impacted California State University campuses,” said college President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh.
The Campaign for College Opportunity honored Grossmont College as a Champion of Higher Education on Tuesday in Los Angeles along with 15 other universities and community colleges from around the state. Grossmont was the only school in San Diego and Imperial counties to be honored at the event.
“This is great cause for celebration for Grossmont College,” said Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Chancellor Cindy L. Miles. “A large thank you is due to our faculty, staff and students who worked so diligently to achieve these results.”
–City News Service
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