West Hills and state colleges double transfer rate for AA degrees

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According to data released by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the number of Associate Degrees for Transfer awarded in the state’s community colleges has nearly doubled over the past year and West Hills Community College District is no exception to this increase.

WHCCD is in line with the statewide increase as district-wide the number of these degrees awarded has doubled from the 2013-14 school year to 2014-15. The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is designed to provide community college students with guaranteed admission to the California State University system,

 “Our first ADTs were awarded in the 2011-12 academic year,” said Rita Grogan, WHCCD Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Institutional Effectiveness. “Each year thereafter, we have nearly doubled our awarded ADTs. West Hills is growing the total number of degree offerings that allow transfer with a guarantee to CSU. Additionally, students are recognizing these opportunities and are actively pursuing them.  This has truly become an affordable path to a four-year degree.”

 West Hills College Lemoore currently offers 14 of these types of degrees while West Hills College Coalinga offers 9, with more planned to be offered in the future.

 West Hills awarded 16 ADTs districtwide in 2013-14 and 24 in 2014-15, a 50% increase. Statewide, the data released by the CCCCO indicates that 20,644 students earned ADTs in 2014-15 compared to 11,448 in 2013-14. 

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