Our vision is to the point: making sure students from all backgrounds succeed in reaching their goals and improving their families and communities, eliminating achievement gaps once and for all.
For the last several years, we’ve come together around bold goals to improve student outcomes, including closing achievement gaps, increasing degree and certificate attainment and transfers to four-year institutions, reducing excess unit accumulation by students, and securing gainful employment. Our efforts are guided by the core belief that colleges should simplify paths to educational goals and help students stay on those paths until completion. This Vision is our framework for making the Chancellor’s Office and the California Community Colleges as a whole truly student ready.
Message from the Chancellor
In 2017, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors adopted the Vision for Success. In these last several years, the Vision for Success has served as our collective North Star, by making clear our goals for improvement and our commitment to do better for both our students and for our state. Now, I am pleased to present the Update to the Vision for Success: Reaffirming Equity in a Time of Recovery.
Explore the Vision
In the face of new challenges, our role in breaking down persistent systemic barriers, especially those linked to racial and ethnic identities, has never been more important. With this update to the Vision, we are reaffirming our goals and core commitments to drive improvement, success, and equity.
The Vision for Success
The California Community Colleges has made significant strides in the last five years through sustained reform efforts in the areas of student success, transfer and career technical education. The colleges are now well-poised to build on this success and accelerate the pace of improvement.
Read the full Vision for Success report
Strengthening Our Vision
California Community Colleges provides opportunities to all who seek them and is a powerful force for breaking down systemic inequities that block too many students from attaining the career and life they want.
See a two-page overview of the Vision
Vision Goals and Commitments
The bold commitments and goals we set out in the Vision for Success are giving students the tools and opportunities to be successful. As a result, we are narrowing equity gaps, decreasing time to degree and providing students with a system that works better for them.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and anti-racism remain at the heart of our work. From the Vision for Success overall to Guided Pathways and our faculty and staff diversification efforts, we are continually building a better, more inclusive learning environment for students from all backgrounds through actions both big and small.
The California Community Colleges system is coming together to advance faculty and staff diversification and access system-wide resources.
State of the System Reports
Keep track of the progress we are making toward meeting our goals each year. The State of the System reports provide a snapshot of how we have advanced the Vision goals.