As the largest system of higher education in the nation, the California Community Colleges is uniquely positioned to help residents of all backgrounds improve their social and economic mobility and build a better future for themselves and their families. Our 116 colleges serve more than 2 million students annually and transfer nearly 80,000 each year to the University of California and California State University systems while providing hundreds of thousands more with a skills-based, career education needed to secure good-paying jobs.

Vision 2030 is a future-looking plan, charting a new frontier for our system while addressing current challenges. Building on the foundation of the Vision for Success (2017) and the Governor’s Roadmap (2022), Vision 2030 reinforces the importance of equitable access, support and success while bringing to the forefront equitable socioeconomic mobility for historically underserved communities by proactively taking college to them wherever they are. We are no longer waiting for students to come to us.

The strategies are multipronged and include expanding equitable dual-enrollment pathways to high school students; offering credit for prior learning to veterans and working adults through employers and worker-represented associations; working through community-based organizations to bring workforce training to adults with low incomes; and providing instruction through flexible modalities, like short-term and online classes, for all students.

Vision 2030 aims to increase attainment among California Community Colleges’ existing 1.9 million students but also prioritizes postsecondary attainment for the 6.8 million Californians between the ages of 25 and 54 who have a high school diploma but no postsecondary credential. Further, Vision 2030 emphasizes a learner-centered equity path to:

  • Implement strategies outlined in the system’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Plan, including policies to diversify faculty and staff and deliver inclusive instruction and student supports.
  • Preserve and scale up equity-centered programs.
  • Use data disaggregated by income, race/ethnicity and age to monitor progress and continuously improve outcomes and our reach.
See more in the Vision 2030 Roadmap for California Community Colleges (PDF).