Some Key Facts About Community Colleges…

Some facts about community colleges, including our own three great ones:

  1. California community colleges educate 70 percent of our state’s nurses.
  2. California community colleges train 80 percent of firefighters, law enforcement personnel and emergency medical technicians.
  3. Twenty-nine percent of University of California and 51 percent of California State University graduates started at a California community college.
  4. Transfer students from the California Community Colleges to the University of California system currently account for 48 percent of UC’s bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  5. California community colleges offer associate degrees and short-term job training certificates in more than 175 fields, and more than 100,000 individuals are trained each year in industry-specific workforce skills.
  6. Nearly 42 percent of all California veterans receiving GI educational benefits attend a California community college for workforce training, to earn an associate degree or to work toward transferring to a four-year university.

Check out our Ventura County community colleges, we’re still enrolling! See if you qualify for one of our colleges’ First Year Promise programs — a virtually free first year of college. Can’t beat that!




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