California Community Colleges

Chancellor's Office


The Vision for Success

The success of California’s broader system of higher education and workforce development stands or falls with the California Community Colleges.

To meet California’s needs, the California Community College system should strive to achieve the following goals by 2022:

  • Increase by at least 20 percent the number of California Community College students annually who acquire associate degrees, credentials, certificates, or specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job.
  • Increase by 35 percent the number of California Community College students transferring annually to a UC or CSU.
  • Decrease the average number of units accumulated by California Community College students earning associate degrees.
  • Increase the percent of exiting CTE students who report being employed in their field of study.
  • Reduce equity gaps across all of the above measures through faster improvements among traditionally underrepresented student groups.
  • Reduce regional achievement gaps across all of the above measures through faster improvements among colleges located in regions with the lowest educational attainment of adults, with the ultimate goal of fully closing regional achievement gaps within 10 years.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 115 colleges.

Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.

The mission of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Chancellor’s Office is to empower the community colleges through leadership, advocacy and support.


Core Commitments

To ensure the appropriate Vision for Success outcomes and to achieve the many initiative directives, the CCC system has adopted seven core commitments to help obtain these goals:

  • Focus relentlessly on students’ end goals.
  • Always design and decide with the student in mind.
  • Pair high expectations with high support
  • Foster the use of data, inquiry, and evidence
  • Take ownership of goals and performance.
  • Enable action and thoughtful innovation.
  • Lead the work of partnering across systems


Strong Workforce Program Incentive Funding

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