The Student Centered Funding Formula is all about ensuring community colleges are funded, at least in part, in how well their students are faring. It is upending how California’s community colleges receive state money by basing general apportionments – discretionary funds available to community college districts – on three calculations:

  • A base allocation, which largely reflects enrollment.
  • A supplemental allocation based on the numbers of students receiving a College Promise Grant, students receiving a Pell Grant and students covered by AB 540.
  • A student success allocation based on outcomes that include the number of students earning associate degrees and credit certificates, the number of students transferring to four-year colleges and universities, the number of students who complete transfer-level math and English within their first year, the number of students who complete nine or more career education units and the number of student who have attained the regional living wage.

The Student Centered Funding Formula’s metrics are in line with the goals and commitment set forth in the California Community Colleges’ Vision 2030 and can have a profound impact closing achievement gaps and boosting key student success outcomes. It was created in coalition with organizations such as the Campaign for College Opportunity, Education Trust-West and other key stakeholders. 


Current law requires the Chancellor’s Office commencing with the 2019–20 fiscal year, to publicly post the data, by community college district, used to calculate the supplemental and student success allocations. Annually, we will post on our website a preliminary version of the data for the most recently completed fiscal years by November 15, and a final version of that data by March 15. The SCFF Metric Definitions resource was reviewed internally and updated in January 2022. Although minor edits were made, no substantive changes have been made to the metric definitions since the FY 2019-20 implementation.

March 13, 2024 Data

Transfer Data as of January 24, 2024. All Other Data as of January 17, 2024.

December 2, 2023 Data

November 15, 2023 Data

March 14, 2023 Data

January 17, 2023 Data

December 02, 2022 Data

November 15, 2022 Data

March 15, 2022 Data

January 17, 2022 Data

December 02, 2021 Data

March 09, 2021 Data

January 27, 2021 Data