Vision 2030 continues California Community Colleges’ commitment to set bold goals for the system to pursue transformational change to ensure institutions truly work for all students across race, ethnicity, religion, class and gender with a focus on students who are harmed by persistent systemic barriers linked to their racial and ethnic identities. As we move forward in our three Vision 2030 goals, measuring six associated outcomes will be critical to track progress and ensure continuous improvement.

Goal 1: Equity in Success

Ensure the academic and career success of all Californians who are current and prospective California community college students.

Outcome 1: Completion

Increase with equity the number of California community college students who complete a meaningful educational outcome. 

Outcome 2: Baccalaureate attainment

Increase with equity the number of California community college students attaining a baccalaureate degree.

  • Outcome 2a: Increase, with equity, the number of California community college students who ultimately earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • Outcome 2b: Increase, with equity, the number of California community college students who earn an Associate Degree for Transfer.
  • Outcome 2c: Increase with equity the number of California community college students who earn a community college baccalaureate.
  • Outcome 2d: Increase with equity the number of California community college students who transfer to California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).  
  • Outcome 2e: Increase with equity the number of California community college students who transfer to non-profit private/independent four-year institutions.

Outcome 3: Workforce Outcome

Increase with equity the number of California community college students who earn a living wage.


Goal 2: Equity in Access

Broaden the opportunities for all Californians to participate in higher education by starting or continuing their higher education at a California community college.

Outcome 4: Student Participation

Increase, with equity the number of students attending a California community college, with particular emphasis on the number of underserved Californians.


Goal 3: Equity in Support

Partner with other systems, agencies, institutions and community-based organizations to provide students the academic, financial and social supports necessary to thrive by taking education opportunities and the accompanying support to Californians.

Outcome 5: Maximizing Financial Aid

Increase with equity the number of California community college students receiving state and federal aid for which they are eligible to better support their educational journey.

Outcome 6: Reduce Units to Completion

Decrease with equity the number of units in excess of 60 units for the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

Vision 2030 Report

All families, students and workers deserve the freedom to succeed: to build real-life skills and pursue careers.
— Gov. Gavin Newsom

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