Southwestern College honored for awarding more than 400 Associate Degrees for Transfer

Representatives from Southwestern College
Photo: Representatives from Southwestern College (Courtesy photo)

Sacramento CA— The Campaign for College Opportunity together with the California Business Roundtable honored three local San Diego community colleges on June 2nd in Sacramento for being statewide leaders in significantly increasing the number of students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

California’s ADT program, established by the STAR Act in 2010 – authored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla when he was in the Senate – cuts through redundant requirements that created unnecessary hurdles for students seeking to transfer from a community college to a CSU campus. The majority of the 2.3 million students who enroll in California community colleges say they intend to transfer to a four-year university to receive a bachelor’s degree, but only 4% transfer annually.

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