About California Community Colleges

Greater Heights

The California Community Colleges will provide you with life-changing opportunities and a clear path to your goals, whether it’s transferring to a four-year college or university or seeking the job-training skills that can help you move up the career ladder.

The facts don’t lie. We transfer nearly 80,000 students to University of California and California State University campuses each year. Nearly half who earn a University of California bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have transferred from a California community college campus. Nearly 30% of University of California and more than half of California State University graduates started at a California community college.

Social Mobility

California’s community colleges are at the forefront in combating income inequality and are trailblazers in supporting social and economic mobility. Each year, we provide hundreds of thousands of students with the career education and training needed to secure good-paying jobs. Ours is a system that is leading the way in California’s efforts on workforce development by partnering with industry and labor to create innovative skills-building initiatives such as the Strong Workforce Program, a $200-million annual investment supporting and expanding career education opportunities from automotive technology and advanced manufacturing to health care, web development and biotechnology.

Here for You

The California Community Colleges is committed to remaining the backbone of higher education in the state and the leading provider of career and workforce training in the country by keeping up with the changing needs of California and residents like you.