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The following Caveats show known data problems and issues. Please review this page whenever you use the Custom Data Reports System.

There may be problems that have not been documented and may affect reporting for some schools, colleges, and universities. The data is best used for trending analysis and should not be used as a comparitor or for making judgements that should be based on a broader set of data and analysis.

These caveats were last updated on Monday, September 19, 2011.

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University of California
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
All UC Institutions 2009 For the 2009 Academic Year, 1,325 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical residents are missing from the total count. Due to a change in personnel at UCSF, the file UC received from UCSF this fall had incomplete data that resulted in the records being filtered out. In their 2009 Statistical Abstracts, UC is reporting a total of 231,853 students enrolled in the system whereas CPEC has is reporting 230,528 total students.
All UC Institutions 2009 The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) had just notified CPEC of coding issues regarding Community College transfers to UC Santa Cruz for the 2009 Academic Year. Incorrect codes were assigned to some Community College campuses, causing incorrect transfer counts. The issue is currently being resolved.
All UC Institutions 2009 - 2010 For 2009 and 2010, the data from University of California showed that no students from Saddleback Valley Christian High School of San Juan Capistrano were enrolled at any of their campuses. According to our contacts at UC Office of the President, Saddleback Valley Christian had nine students admitted this fall and ten last fall. The translation table that UCOP uses to submit these outcomes to CPEC was incorrect. UCOP will fix the issue for future submissions. UCOP will provide summary statistics for Saddleback Valley Christian to those interested.
All UC Institutions 2008 For 2008, there were 14 schools who had a higher number of students attending public California higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CCC) as first-time freshmen than high school graduates. This could be the result of a number of factors, such as miscoding or high school graduates who graduated in June 2007 who enrolled as freshmen for the first time in Fall 2008. Research is currently underway to determine the cause of this anomaly.
All UC Institutions 2006 There appears to be no students coming from Scotts Valley High School for 2006 as compared to 2005. Research into data received from UC confirms this. One possibility is that students coming from Scotts Valley High School may have been miscoded. Further research is being conducted regarding this issue.
All UC Institutions 2006 The number of students from Out of State schools enrolled as First-Time Freshmen at UC Campuses is zero. Out of State school codes were removed to prevent conflicts with California schools having similar codes. As a result, those students from Out of State Schools were coded as coming from Unknown Schools.
All UC Institutions 2000 - 2007 There were no Community Colleges Transfers from Santiago Canyon College attending UC Campuses reported for Academic Years 2000 - 2007. The issue was reported to UC's Office of the President and they reported that they did have Santiago Canyon's College Board ID but did not have it's Department of Education's (CDE) school code, which CPEC uses in their tables. Santiago Canyon became fully accredited in 2000.
All UC Institutions 1998 University of California(UC) Undergraduate and Graduate counts in their Statistical Abstracts for 1998 do not match those of CPEC. This is due to the fact that definitions of what student levels classify as Undergraduates or Graduates as stated by UC are slightly different than that of CPEC. For example, UC classifies Post-Baccalaureates as Undergraduates while CPEC does not. For 1998, there is a difference of 125 students.
All UC Institutions 1997 - 2000 Private high school totals exclude records having incomplete data.
All UC Institutions 1985 - 2000 Historically, the College Going Rate is defined as the proportion of California First-time Freshmen enrolled at all higher education segments in the fall to the number of California High School Graduates (public and private) graduated in June of that academic year.
All UC Institutions 1979 - 2000 California First-time Freshmen is a student who is 19 years old or younger, graduated from a California public or private high school, enrolled as first-time freshmen at one of the higher education segments in the fall, immediately following high school graduation in June.
All UC Institutions   California institutions of higher education do not award bachelor degrees in education. The majors with education component are coded with CIP code 13.xxxx by the segments. Please refer to the reports "Total Degrees Awarded by 4-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity" and "Total Degrees Awarded by 6-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity - Selected Institutions" to see detailed list of bachelor degrees awarded in 'education-related' fields.
UC Davis 2005 - 2007 An internal audit by campus police revealed UC Davis over reported forcible sex offenses in their crime stats for 2005, 2006 and 2007. The corrected total for the main campus and Med Center are:

2005 - 21 (previously 48)
2006 - 23 (previously 68)
2007 - 33 (previously 69)

The Commission website reflects the original data.

UC Merced 2006 The number of First-time Freshmen attending UC Merced has decreased from 703 in Fall 2005 to 397 in Fall 2006. This is a 43% decrease from the previous year. There is a noticable increase in total enrollment from 2005 to 2006 which is not uncommon. Research is being conducted at this time to find out why there is a decrease in the number of students enrolled as First-time Freshmen.
UC San Francisco 2009 For the 2009 Academic Year, 1,325 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical residents are missing from the total count. Due to a change in personnel at UCSF, the file UC received from UCSF this fall had incomplete data that resulted in the records being filtered out. In their 2009 Statistical Abstracts, UCSF is reporting a total of 1,374 residents enrolled at their campus whereas CPEC is reporting 49 residents enrolled.
UC San Francisco 2000 Since 2000, Full-time equivalent data, which is based on the number of units attempted, for those students enrolled at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has not been available. UCSF is an all health science campus, and health science students are counted as full-time regardless of the number of units taken.
California State University
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
All CSU Institutions 2009 The 2009 Enrollments and Degrees data for the California State University System will be provided to the Commission in early August 2010.
All CSU Institutions 2009 - 2010 Full-year transfers were greatly reduced in Spring, 2010 due to state budget concerns. Prior year full-year transfers totalled about 47k and 2009-10 transfers totalled about 37k. Student applications were reduced from about 105k in 2008-09 to 82k in 2009-10. Fall 2009 transfers were up slightly from prior years.
All CSU Institutions 2008 For 2008, there were 14 schools who had a higher number of students attending public California higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CCC) as first-time freshmen than high school graduates. This could be the result of a number of factors, such as miscoding or high school graduates who graduated in June 2007 who enrolled as freshmen for the first time in Fall 2008. Research is currently underway to determine the cause of this anomaly.
All CSU Institutions 2006 The 2006 Fall Transfer counts for the California State University System has not yet been finalized for release. No timeframe was given as to when the Fall Transfer numbers will be available.
All CSU Institutions 2006 2006 Fall Enrollment counts for the California State University System has not yet been finalized for release. No timeframe was given as to when 2006 Fall Enrollment numbers will be available.
All CSU Institutions 2006 The 2006 First-time Freshmen enrollment numbers for the California State University System has not yet been finalized for release. No timeframe was given as to when the 2006 First-time Freshmen numbers will be available.
All CSU Institutions 2005 - 2006 Since 2005, CSU is no longer including disability codes in their annual Enrollments and Degrees extracts. Instead, they are including Disability Service Codes, which indicate what services they are receiving to accommodate their disabilities, which is not an accurate indicator of a student's disability.
All CSU Institutions 2003 - 2004 The Non-Resident Alien ethnic group is not displayed among the ethnic groups attending CSU Campuses.
All CSU Institutions 2002 - 2006 In regards to full-year transfer students to public institutions, CSU began to provide Full-Year transfer numbers broken down by gender and ethnicity in 2002. However, CSU is not able to provide full-year transfer data broken down by gender and ethnicity for earlier years. The only other option CPEC suggests is to use the Fall-Term transfer numbers which go back until 1979. These numbers are consistent from year to year.
All CSU Institutions 1998 - 2000 CSU reports all nursing degrees with CIP 51.1699. This change was implemented in July 1998. Prior to that the Nursing degree was reported under CIP 51.1601. Since all CSU Nursing BS programs include components typically associated with post-RN training, it was decided not to use the RN-focused CIP 51.1601.
All CSU Institutions 1997 - 2000 Private high school totals exclude records having incomplete data.
All CSU Institutions 1985 - 2000 Historically, the College Going Rate is defined as the proportion of California First-time Freshmen enrolled at all higher education segments in the fall to the number of California High School Graduates (public and private) graduated in June of that academic year.
All CSU Institutions 1979 - 2000 California First-time Freshmen is a student who is 19 years old or younger, graduated from a California public or private high school, enrolled as first-time freshmen at one of the higher education segments in the fall, immediately following high school graduation in June.
All CSU Institutions   California institutions of higher education do not award bachelor degrees in education. The majors with education component are coded with CIP code 13.xxxx by the segments. Please refer to the reports "Total Degrees Awarded by 4-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity" and "Total Degrees Awarded by 6-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity - Selected Institutions" to see detailed list of bachelor degrees awarded in 'education-related' fields.
CSU East Bay 2006 CSU Hayward became CSU East Bay in 2006.
CSU Los Angeles 2004 For CSULA, 3775 Transfer students from 161 Source Institutions enrolled in 2004 as opposed to 1811 Transfers from 130 Source Institutions in 2003. The 2004 counts are almost double that of 2003
CSU San Marcos 2004 For 2004, CSU, San Marcos enrolled transfer students from 43 source institutions as compared to 82 in 2003 and 94 in 2002. However, the total number of Transfers who enrolled at CSU, San Marcos is appears to be consistent with prior years.
CSU San Marcos 1995 - 1999 California State University San Marcos is a new campus established in 1989. Starting in the fall 1995, CSU San Marcos has been incorrectly reporting transfer data from the San Diego Community College District which consists of San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, and San Diego Miramar. The number of transfer students from San Diego City and San Diego Mesa have been under-reported and transfer students from San Diego Miramar has been over-reported for fall 1995 to fall 1999.
California Community Colleges
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
All CCC Institutions 2008 For 2008, there were 14 schools who had a higher number of students attending public California higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CCC) as first-time freshmen than high school graduates. This could be the result of a number of factors, such as miscoding or high school graduates who graduated in June 2007 who enrolled as freshmen for the first time in Fall 2008. Research is currently underway to determine the cause of this anomaly.
All CCC Institutions 2003 Resubmitted 2003 Community College data to reflect corrective updates made to San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, San Diego Miramar, and Southwestern College on 02/25/2005.
All CCC Institutions 2002 - 2006 Due to inaccuracy and the inability to verify the institution the student transferred from, the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) stopped collecting the source institution of students transferring from one community college to another in 2002. Since then, CPEC is unable to present any type of transfer information regarding these community college transfers.
All CCC Institutions 1997 - 2000 Private high school totals exclude records having incomplete data.
All CCC Institutions 1993 - 1997 Non-Credit Awards were apparently reported for California Community Colleges during the years 1993 - 1997. As a result, the 1993 - 1997 Degrees awarded data for the California Community Colleges has been reprocessed due to reports that Community Colleges did not start collecting data for Non-credit Awards until the 1999 - 2000 Academic Year. Research revealed that processing procedures used with an older system assigned the majority of the awards of Unknown Disciplines to Non-Credit Awards. The new degrees awarded numbers (with the exception of 1993) will be higher and will change the outcome of prior reports based on the old numbers.
All CCC Institutions 1985 - 2000 Historically, the College Going Rate is defined as the proportion of California First-time Freshmen enrolled at all higher education segments in the fall to the number of California High School Graduates (public and private) graduated in June of that academic year.
All CCC Institutions 1979 - 2000 California First-time Freshmen is a student who is 19 years old or younger, graduated from a California public or private high school, enrolled as first-time freshmen at one of the higher education segments in the fall, immediately following high school graduation in June.
All CCC Institutions   California institutions of higher education do not award bachelor degrees in education. The majors with education component are coded with CIP code 13.xxxx by the segments. Please refer to the reports "Total Degrees Awarded by 4-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity" and "Total Degrees Awarded by 6-digit Discipline, Gender and Ethnicity - Selected Institutions" to see detailed list of bachelor degrees awarded in 'education-related' fields.
Allan Hancock College 2010 Allan Hancock College reported 9 students enrolled as Sophomores at their campus in 2010 as compared to 2,272 in 2009. There is also an increase in the number of students of Unknown Student Level at the campus -- 2,776 in 2010, compared to 1,686 in 2009.
Berkeley City College 2008 The majority of First-time Freshmen enrolled at Berkeley City College were coded as coming from Unknown schools resulting in zero FTF counts when a report is generated requesting only California high schools. All of the campuses - College of Alameda, Laney, Merritt, and Berkeley City, in the Peralta Community Colleges District have this issue. The district office has been notified of this anomaly and steps are being taken to resolve the issue.
Berkeley City College 2006 Vista College became Berkeley City College in 2006.
Butte College 2007 There is a 4,027 increase from 2006 in the number of Freshmen enrolled at Butte Community College. The economy may have played a factor in the number of Freshmen at the campus. A detailed analysis is currently in progress to verify that these numbers are correct.
Butte College 2003 - 2005 Due to collaborations between CPEC and Butte Community College regarding Butte CC's Enrollments data, Butte CC's enrollments data for Academic Years 2003, 2004, and 2005 has been updated.
Butte College 2003 - 2005 There appears to be either a low count or no count of First-Time Freshmen attending Butte Community College for the 2003 and 2005 Academic Years. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office and the President of Butte Community College of these inconsistencies.
Cabrillo College 2007 There is a 1,987 increase from 2006 in the number of Freshmen enrolled at Cabrillo College. The economy may have played a factor in the number of Freshmen at the campus. A detailed analysis is currently in progress to verify that these numbers are correct.
Chabot College 2001 - 2004 There were no Sophomores enrolled at Chabot College from 2001 - 2004. Although, their total enrollment counts are consistent the past five years. CPEC reported the anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Chaffey College 2008 For the 2008 Academic Year, Chaffey College reported a low number of First-Time Freshmen enrolled at the campus as compared to 2,411 in 2007. Research shows that the majority of Freshmen between the ages of 12 and 19 years old were coded as being Continuing/Returning students rather than First-Time Students.
Citrus College 2008 There are only 10 freshmen enrolled at Citrus College for Academic Year 2008. Also, there are 2 First-Time Freshmen enrolled at the same campus. Research shows that there is a possibility that most students at the Citrus campus have been miscoded as Unknown Student Level, where the number shows 14,591 students. A detailed analysis is currently in progress.
Citrus College 2007 The number of AA/AS recipients returning to Citrus College dropped from around 300 to 0 (N/A).
Citrus College 2007 The number of BA/BS returning students at Citrus College went from nearly 300 to 0 (N/A).
Citrus College 2007 There are only 2 freshmen enrolled at Citrus College for Academic Year 2007. There is a possibility that most students at the Citrus campus have been miscoded as Unknown Student Level. A detailed analysis is currently in progress.
Citrus College 2007 There appears to be no students reportedly enrolled at Citrus College for Fall 2007. There were no online data at CCCCO to confirm this. CCCCO will be contacted to find out if Citrus College is having difficulties submitting their data.
Citrus College 2007 Citrus College will be submitting their 2007 enrollments data by the first Monday in August 2008. It is unknown as to why they are submitting their data late. Once the Chancellors' Office receives Citrus College's data, they will resubmit the enrollments file.
Citrus College 2007 The number of students at Citrus College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) is far too high (over 13,000 students).
Citrus College 2007 There are no sophomores reportedly enrolled at Citrus College for Academic Year 2007. There is a strong possibility that the actual sophomores have beem miscoded as Unknown Student Level. A detailed analysis is currently in process to confirm this.
College of Alameda 2008 The majority of First-time Freshmen enrolled at College of Alameda were coded as coming from Unknown schools resulting in zero FTF counts when a report is generated requesting only California high schools. All of the campuses - College of Alameda, Laney, Merritt, and Berkeley City, in the Peralta Community Colleges District have this issue. The district office has been notified of this anomaly and steps are being taken to resolve the issue.
College of the Canyons 2008 For the 2008 Academic Year, College of the Canyons reported a low number of First-Time Freshmen enrolled at the campus as compared to 3,412 in 2007. Research shows that the majority of Freshmen between the ages of 12 and 19 years old were coded as being Continuing/Returning students rather than First-Time Students.
College of the Desert 2005 Low First-time Freshmen counts were reported for the 2005 Academic Year. CPEC reported these numbers to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office.
College of the Desert 1999 Fall 1999 enrollment data for College of the Desert also includes enrollment for Copper Mountain College.
College of the Redwoods 2007 There appears to be a 52% drop in the number of sophomores enrolled at College of the Redwoods for Academic Year 2007 compared to 2006. The number of sophomores enrolled in 2006 were 861 as compared to 411 for 2007. Commission staff is unable to determine a cause and is currently performing a detailed analysis.
College of the Redwoods 2003 For Fall 2003, enrollment data may have been set incorrectly to Continuing instead of First-Time which shows a significant decline in First-Time Freshmen.
College of the Sequoias 2007 The number of students at College of the Sequoias with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased to over 6,000 (a factor of 6) in 2007.
College of the Sequoias 2007 - 2009 For the 2007 - 2009 academic years, there appear to be zero First-time Freshmen from Hanford High School West (School code: 163016) enrolled at the College of Sequoias. Research indicates that this may be a miscoding error as an old code (163443) was being used to report Hanford High School West. Since the old code is no longer being used, it resulted in Hanford West graduates being reported as coming from an Unknown School. A resolution is anticipated in the upcoming weeks.
College of the Sequoias 2004 - 2007 The number of students at College of the Sequoias with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased from almost nothing to over 6,000 in 2007.
Columbia College 2004 For 2004, Columbia reported low Freshmen counts. However, their First-time Freshmen (FTF) counts appear to be consistent with prior years. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Compton College - Center 2006 As of Fall 2006 term, Compton College operates as an educational center of El Camino College. Compton numbers are reported under Compton, not El Camino College.
Copper Mountain College 1999 Fall 1999 enrollment data for Copper Mountain College was reported along with College of the Desert.
Cosumnes River College 2007 There is a 1,774 increase from 2006 in the number of Freshmen enrolled at Cosumnes River College. The economy may have played a factor in the number of Freshmen at the campus. A detailed analysis is currently in progress to verify that these numbers are correct.
Cosumnes River College 2004 - 2005 Low enrollments counts reported in 2004 and 2005. This is probably due to the opening of the new Folsom Lake College.
Cosumnes River College 2004 Cosumnes River College reported low Part-time enrollment counts for 2004. Their total enrollment counts appear to be consistent with prior years. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Crafton Hills College 2007 There appears to be a 50% drop in the number of sophomores enrolled at Crafton Hills College for Academic Year 2007 compared to 2006. The number of sophomores enrolled in 2006 were 746 as compared to 334 for 2007. One possibility is that the actual sophomores were miscoded as Unknown Student Level. A detailed analysis is currently underway to confirm these findings.
De Anza College 2004 Unusual high number of Unknown high schools reported for De Anza College discovered on 4/27/2006. This may be due to coding issues. This anomaly was reported to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office on 4/27/2006.
Diablo Valley College 2005 - 2006 Low First-Time Freshmen counts have been reported for Diablo Valley College for Academic Years 2005 and 2006. There is a possibility a number of First-Time Freshmen have been miscoded. An investigation is being conducted as this time.
Diablo Valley College 2000 In Fall 2000, Diablo Valley College reported a large number of First-time Freshmen from Unknown Schools enrolled. The Freshmen Pathways section of CPEC's website will only display counts of first-time freshmen from KNOWN schools, resulting in the drop in first-time freshmen numbers in 2000.
Diablo Valley College 1999 In Fall 1999, there appear to be no First-time Freshmen reported as being enrolled at Diablo Valley College. Research indicated that all first-time students were reported as 'Continuing/Returning' which explains why there were no data pertaining to First-Time Freshmen attending Diablo Valley College in Fall 1999. The Community Colleges Chancellors Office has been notified of this anomaly.
East Los Angeles College 2006 - 2007 The number of students at East Los Angeles College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) more than doubled (over 7,000 students).
El Camino College 2007 There is a 3,016 increase from 2006 in the number of Freshmen enrolled at El Camino College. The economy may have played a factor in the number of Freshmen at the campus. A detailed analysis is currently in progress to verify that these numbers are correct.
El Camino College 2003 For 2003, El Camino College reported low Freshmen counts. However, their First-time Freshmen (FTF) counts appear to be consistent with prior years. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Evergreen Valley College 2005 No First-time Freshmen were reported as enrolled at Evergreen Valley College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that Freshmen are indeed enrolled at Evergreen Valley but instead of being classifed as First-time Students, they were classifed as Uncollected/Unreported. The Community Colleges Chancellors Office has been notified of this anomaly on 09/26/2006.
Evergreen Valley College 2000 Evergreen Community College has not reported its fall 2000 enrollment to the California Community College Chancellor's (CCCCO) office.Therefore, the fall 2000 data for California Community Colleges does not include data for Evergreen and San Jose City Colleges.
Feather River College 2007 The number of students at Feather River College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) more than doubled (to 248).
Fresno City College 2009 It appears that Fresno City College is reporting 0 First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at their campus in Fall 2009. Research shows that the majority of students who are supposedly First-Time Freshmen between the ages of 12 to 19 years old have been coded as Uncollected/Unreported rather than First-Time. Further research is being conducted at this time.
Fresno City College 2006 There appears to be no First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at Fresno City College in the Fall of 2006. Research indicates that the enrollment status of these freshmen were reported as "Uncollected/Unreported" rather than "First-time Student". The Community Colleges Chancellors Office will be notified of this anomaly pending futher research.
Fresno City College 2005 - 2007 The number of students at Fresno City College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) jumped dramatically (from about 500 students to over 17,000).
Fresno City College 2005 A large number of students of Unknown Student Level has been reported as enrolled at Fresno City College. This high number of Unknown Student Level resulted in low First-Time Freshmen, total Freshmen and Sophomore counts at Fresno City College.
Fresno City College 2005 A very low number of First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at Fresno City College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that instead of being classified as First-Time students, most were classified as Uncollected/Unreported (Unknown). CPEC notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this anomaly on 09/26/2006.
Glendale Community College 2010 For the 2010 Academic Year, Glendale Community College reported zero First-Time Freshmen enrolled at their campus as compared to 1,797 FTF in 2009. Preliminary research confirms this but also shows ALL freshmen were coded as being Continuing/Returning students. Another possibility is that these First-time students could also be coded as Unknown Student Level as evident of a reported count of 3,468 students of Unknown Student Level enrolled at the campus compared to 23 in 2009. The Community Colleges Chancellors Office is being notified of this anomaly.
Hartnell College 2006 Low First-Time Freshmen counts have been reported for Hartnell College for the 2006 Academic Year. There is a possibility a number of First-Time Freshmen have been miscoded. An investigation is being conducted as this time.
Imperial Valley College 2000 - 2004 Since 2000, Imperial Valley College have reported a high number of Freshmen compared to a low number of Sophomores. Many of these freshmen were reported as being enrolled in Non-Credit programs.
Lake Tahoe Community College 2005 A very low number of First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at Lake Tahoe Community College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that a large percentage of Freshmen enrolled were reported as Continuing Students. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue.
Laney College 2008 The majority of First-time Freshmen enrolled at Laney College were coded as coming from Unknown schools resulting in zero FTF counts when a report is generated requesting only California high schools. All of the campuses - College of Alameda, Laney, Merritt, and Berkeley City, in the Peralta Community Colleges District have this issue. The district office has been notified of this anomaly and steps are being taken to resolve the issue.
Lassen Community College 2007 The number of returning AA/AS students at Lassen Community College went from over 100 to 0 (N/A).
Long Beach City College 2007 There is a 3,394 increase from 2006 in the number of Freshmen enrolled at Long Beach City College. The economy may have played a factor in the number of Freshmen at the campus. A detailed analysis is currently in progress to verify that these numbers are correct.
Long Beach City College 2003 Low First-time Freshmen (FTF) counts for 2003. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Long Beach City College 1994 - 2006 There appear to be no First-time Freshmen from Paramount High School and Paramount High School Academy reported to be enrolled at Long Beach City College from 1994 to 2006. However, First-time Freshmen from the previously mentioned schools were reported for the 1993 and 2007 Academic Years. This could be the result of a miscoding error during the 1994-2006 years. The Community Colleges Chancellors Office has been notified of this anomaly.
Los Medanos College 2007 There appears to be a 51% drop in the number of sophomores enrolled at Los Medanos college for Academic Year 2007 compared to 2006. The number of sophomores enrolled in 2006 were 1,017 as compared to 523 for 2007. One possibility is that the actual sophomores were miscoded as Unknown Student Level. A detailed analysis is currently underway to confirm these findings.
Los Medanos College 1999 There appears to be a low number of students enrolled as First-Time Freshmen at Los Medanos College in Fall 1999. Preliminary research reveals that the students who are supposedly First-Time may have been miscoded as Continuing.
Los Rios Community College District 2002 For 2002, there appears to be a dramatic increase for Full-time students in the Los Rios Community Colleges District (American River, Cosumnes, Sacramento City). Their enrollment counts appear to be consistent with prior and later years. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Los Rios Community College District 2002 There appears to be a high number of Freshmen from UNKNOWN High Schools enrolled at American River, Cosumnes, and Sacramento City Colleges. The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has been notified of this anomaly.
Merced College 2002 - 2004 Low First-Time Freshmen (FTF) counts for 2002 - 2004. Merced also has low Freshmen (New, Continuing/Returning, etc.) counts. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Merced College 2002 - 2004 Low Freshmen (New, Continuing/Returning, etc.) counts. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Merritt College 2008 The majority of First-time Freshmen enrolled at Merritt College were coded as coming from Unknown schools resulting in zero FTF counts when a report is generated requesting only California high schools. All of the campuses - College of Alameda, Laney, Merritt, and Berkeley City, in the Peralta Community Colleges District have this issue. The district office has been notified of this anomaly and steps are being taken to resolve the issue.
Mission College 2007 The number of students at Mission College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) more than doubled(to nearly 1,800 students).
Modesto Junior College 2008 For the 2008 Academic Year, Modesto Junior reported 384 First-Time Freshmen enrolled at the campus as compared to 394 in 2007 and 1,676 in 2006. Research shows that the majority of Freshmen between the ages of 12 and 19 years old were coded as being Continuing/Returning students rather than First-Time Students.
Mt. San Antonio College 2007 The number of degrees awarded at Mt. San Antonio College doubled (to over 5,500) from the prior years.
Mt. San Antonio College 2007 For Mt. San Antonio College, there were 5,522 total degrees/certificates awarded in 2007 as compared to 2,742 awarded in 2006. The increase appears to be the result of an increase in the number of Pre-Baccaulaureate Certificates - Less than 1 year awarded: 2,712 for 2007 as compared to 821 for 2006. The numbers have been verified with what the Community Colleges Chancellors Office is reporting online.
Reedley College 2009 It appears that Reedley College is reporting 0 First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at their campus in Fall 2009. Research shows that the majority of students who are supposedly First-Time Freshmen between the ages of 12 to 19 years old have been coded as Uncollected/Unreported rather than First-Time. Further research is being conducted at this time.
Reedley College 2006 There appears to be no First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at Reedley College in the Fall of 2006. Research indicates that the enrollment status of these freshmen were reported as "Uncollected/Unreported" rather than "First-time Student". The Community Colleges Chancellors Office will be notified of this anomaly pending futher research.
Reedley College 2005 A very small number of First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at Reedley College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that large percentage of Freshmen students were classified as having an Uncollected/Unreported (Unknown) enrollment status. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue on 09/26/2006.
Rio Hondo College 2010 There is a sharp increase in the number of students of Unknown Student Level attending Rio Hondo College in Fall 2010. They reported a count of 5,349 students of Unknown Student Level, compared to zero in 2009. There is a corresponding decrease in the number of freshmen and sophomores attending the campus -- 11,442 freshmen in 2010 compared to 16,370 in 2009; 1,911 sophomores in 2010, compared to 2,526 in 2009.
Riverside City College 2010 For the 2010 Academic Year, there appears to be almost a 50% drop in total enrollment for Riverside City College. Riverside CC reported a total enrollment of 19,915 as compared to 37,428 for 2009. This is due to the opening of two new community colleges campuses in the Riverside Community College District, Norco and Moreno Valley.
Riverside City College 2007 The number of students at Riverside City College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased by a factor of 5 (over 500 students).
San Bernardino Valley College 2007 The number of students at San Bernardino Valley College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) more than tripled (over 3,300 students).
San Bernardino Valley College 2007 There appears to be a 60% drop in the number of sophomores enrolled at San Bernardino Valley College for Academic Year 2007 compared to 2006. The number of sophomores enrolled in 2006 were 2,026 as compared to 819 for 2007. One possibility is that the actual sophomores were miscoded as Unknown Student Level. A detailed analysis is currently underway to confirm these findings.
San Diego City College 2000 Educational Cultural Complex offers both credit and non-credit enrollment and degrees through San Diego City College. ECC has a Parent/Child reporting situation with San Diego City College.
San Diego City College 1995 - 2000 San Diego Community College District is a multi-campus district consists of 3 community colleges - San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College. San Diego City College has been under-reporting the number of students transferring to California State University (CSU) San Marcos for fall 1995 to fall 2000.
San Diego Community College District 2003 San Diego had misreported the units earned transfer which is a field used to calculate academic level. This made the academic level incorrect. This caused the the numbers for San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, and San Diego Miramar to drop considerably from 2002 and 2003.
San Diego Mesa College 2007 The number of students at San Diego Mesa College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased by a factor of 5 (520 students).
San Diego Mesa College 1995 - 2000 San Diego Community College District is a multi-campus district consists of 3 community colleges - San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College. San Diego Mesa College has been under-reporting the number of students transferring to California State University (CSU) San Marcos, the number of students transferring to CSU San Marcos for fall 1995 to fall 2000.
San Diego Miramar College 1995 - 2000 San Diego Community College District is a multi-campus district consists of 3 community colleges - San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, and San Diego Miramar College. San Diego Miramar College has been over-reporting the number of students transferring to CSU San Marcos for fall 1995 to fall 2000.
San Joaquin Delta College 2007 For San Joaquin Delta, there were 4,399 total degrees/certificates awarded in 2007 as compared to 1,986 awarded in 2006. The increase appears to be the result of an increase in the number of Associate Degrees awarded: 3,806 for 2007 as compared to 1,462 for 2006. The numbers have been verified with what the Community Colleges Chancellors Office is reporting online.
San Joaquin Delta College 2007 The number of students at San Joaquin Delta College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) nearly tripled (over 450 students).
San Joaquin Delta College 2007 The number of degrees awarded at San Joaquin Delta College increased by nearly 3 times (to 4,399).
San Jose City College 2005 No First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at San Jose City College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that all Freshmen were reported as having an Uncollected/Unreported (Unknown) enrollment status. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue on 09/26/2006.
San Jose City College 2000 San Jose City College has not reported its fall 2000 enrollment to the California Community College Chancellor's (CCCCO) office. Therefore, the fall 2000 data for California Community Colleges does not include data for Evergreen and San Jose City Colleges.
Santa Barbara City College 2007 Santa Barbara City College will be submitting their 2007 enrollments data by the first Monday in August 2008. It is unknown as to why they are submitting their data late. Once the Chancellors' office receives Santa Barbara City College's data, they will resubmit the enrollments file.
Santa Barbara City College 2007 There appears to be no students reportedly enrolled at Santa Barbara City College for Fall 2007. There were no online data at CCCCO to confirm this. CCCCO will be contacted to find out if Santa Barbara City College is having difficulties submitting their data.
Santa Barbara City College 2007 The number of students at Santa Barbara City College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased nearly 8 times (60 students).
Santa Barbara City College 2007 There appears to be a 94% increase in the number of sophomores enrolled at Santa Barbara City College for Academic Year 2007 compared to 2006. The number of sophomores enrolled in 2006 were 181 as compared to 2,869 for 2007. A detailed analysis is currently underway to confirm these findings.
Santa Rosa Junior College 2006 There is apparently a misreporting of First-Time Freshmen from Lake and Sonoma Counties enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior College in Fall 2006. Research indicates that the majority of first-time freshmen from those counties were reported as coming from an Unknown School. The Community Colleges Chancellors Office will be notified of this anomaly.
Shasta College 2007 - 2008 For the 2007 and 2008 Academic Years, Shasta College's First-Time Freshmen(FTF) numbers manipulated by CPEC with Shasta College's permission and cooperation based on research and analysis conducted over a 5-month period from both parties. Research showed that the majority of first-time freshmen were miscoded as being Returning students, resulting in low First-Time Freshmen numbers. Prior to the data being manipulated, the total number of FTF for 2007 was 10 and 26 for 2008.
Shasta College 2005 There appears to be a high number of Freshmen classified as either Non-High School Graduates or coming from an Unknown School. This issue was reported to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on 2/1/2007.
Shasta College 2003 - 2007 There appear to be very low numbers of First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at Shasta College from Academic Years 2003 - 2007. Research indicates that there may be an issue with how these FTF were being coded. For example, in Academic Year 2006, the enrollment status of these freshmen were reported as "Uncollected/Unreported" rather than "First-time Student". The Community Colleges Chancellors Office will be notified of this anomaly pending futher research.
Sierra College 2009 Sierra College is reporting 24 First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at their campus in Fall 2009 as compared to 2,750 for Fall 2008. Research shows that the majority of students who are supposedly First-Time Freshmen between the ages of 12 to 19 years old have been coded as an Unknown Student Level rather than Freshmen. This anomaly may also contributed to the low Freshmen (298) and Sophomore (35) counts at the campus. Further research is being conducted at this time.
Sierra College 2006 It appears that there were no indication of high schools of origin of freshmen enrolled at Sierra College in the Fall of 2006. CPEC suspects that there may have been a coding error with the high school code, resulting in the assignment of the Unknown School value. However, the number of students enrolled at Sierra College is consistent with prior years. This issue was reported to the Community College Chancellorís Office on 12/03/2007.
Southwestern College 2010 There is a sharp increase in the number of students of Unknown Student Level attending Southwestern College in Fall 2010 -- 4,580 students of Unknown Student Level compared to 618 in 2009. This increase was also accompanied by a decrease in the number of freshmen enrolled at the campus -- 9,454 freshmen compared to 15,342 in 2009. This could be a possible miscoding issue.
Southwestern College 2009 It appears that Southwestern College is reporting 1 First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at their campus in Fall 2009. Research shows that the majority of students who are supposedly First-Time Freshmen between the ages of 12 to 19 years old have been coded as Uncollected/Unreported rather than First-Time. Further research is being conducted at this time.
Southwestern College 2008 For Academic Year 2008, Southwestern College has not yet submitted their 2008 Enrollment numbers, resulting in the number of First-time Freshmen enrolled at that campus being displayed as zero. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) there is an anticipated submission date of August 2009.
Southwestern College 2008 As of 05/27/2009, the Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) reported that Southwestern College has not yet submitted their enrollments data for Academic Year 2008. CCCCO anticipates that Southwestern College will submit their enrollments data by August 2009.
Southwestern College 2007 The number of students at Southwestern College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) more than doubled (over 1,500 students).
Southwestern College 2006 There appears to be no First-Time Freshmen (FTF) enrolled at Southwestern College in the Fall of 2006. Research indicates that the enrollment status of these freshmen were reported as "Uncollected/Unreported" rather than "First-time Student". The Community Colleges Chancellors Office will be notified of this anomaly pending futher research.
Southwestern College 2005 No First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at Southwestern College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that ALL Freshmen were reported as having an Uncollected/Unreported (Unknown) enrollment status. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue on 09/26/2006.
Southwestern College 2003 Southwestern College had reported the high school code for many of their students as unknown, which caused the problem of having virtually no students from high schools in the San Diego area.
Taft College 2008 As of 05/27/2009, the Community College Chancellors Office (CCCCO) reported that Taft College has not yet submitted their enrollments data for Academic Year 2008. CCCCO anticipates that Taft College will submit their enrollments data by August 2009.
Taft College 2008 For Academic Year 2008, Taft College has not yet submitted their 2008 Enrollment numbers, resulting in the number of First-time Freshmen enrolled at that campus being displayed as zero. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office (CCCCO) there is an anticipated submission date of August 2009.
Taft College 2007 The number of students at Taft College with an unknown student level (freshmen, sophomore, etc.) increased by a factor of 5 (560 students).
Taft College 2000 Taft College fall enrollment has increased steadily in the past five years. This increase is due to enrollment in Distance Learning courses. In addition, fall 2000 enrollment data may include enrollment of Westec, which is an off-campus center of Taft College.
Victor Valley College 2005 A low number of First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at Victor Valley Community College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that a majority of Freshmen were reported as having a Continuing/Returning enrollment status. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue on 09/26/2006.
Victor Valley College 2004 Victor Valley reported low Freshmen counts for 2004. Victor Valley also reported low First-time Freshmen (FTF) counts. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
Victor Valley College 2004 Victor Valley College reported low First-time Freshmen (FTF) counts for 2004. They also reported low Freshmen counts. CPEC reported this anomaly to the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office on July 19, 2005.
West Hills College at Lemoore 2006 In 2006 West Hills College at Lemoore was granted accreditation status and began reporting separately for 2006-2007. UC and CSU have been notified of the newly accreditated California Community College Campus which was formerly reported under the West Hills College at Coalinga campus. It may take some time before the change takes effect.
West Hills College at Lemoore 2005 - 2006 West Hills College at Lemoore was granted accreditation status in 2006, therefore no degree data is available for 2005 and 2006. It is possible that degree data will be reported for this Community College campus for 2007, which may be available at least by the end of May 2008.
West Hills College Coalinga 2007 There is a noticeable drop in the number of Associate Degrees awarded at West Hills College - Coalinga: 192 Associate Degrees awarded in 2007 as compared to 512 awarded in 2006. This is partly due to the fact that those students who once attended the Coalinga Campus now attended the West Hills College - Lemoore campus. The Lemoore campus reported 349 Associate Degrees awarded in 2007 as compared to none in 2006.
West Hills College Coalinga 2006 In 2006 West Hills College at Lemoore was granted accreditation status and began reporting separately for 2006-2007. UC and CSU have been notified of the newly accreditated California Community College Campus which was formerly reported under the West Hills College at Coalinga campus. It may take some time before the change takes effect.
West Valley College 2005 A low number of First-Time Freshmen were reportedly enrolled at West Valley College for the 2005 Academic Year. Analysis reveals that a majority of Freshmen were reported as having a Continuing/Returning enrollment status. CPEC has notified the Community Colleges Chancellors Office of this issue on 09/26/2006.
State-Approved Institutions
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
University of Phoenix 2006 - 2007 It was brought to CPEC's attention that the numbers of students enrolled and degrees granted by the University of Phoenix' online campus represents the number of students enrolled and degrees granted NATIONALLY. CPEC focuses primarily on CALIFORNIA postsecondary institutions. The numbers have been deleted from the Commission's database which resulted in a significant drop in the number of enrolled students and degrees granted for State-Approved institutions in 2006.
WASC-Accredited Non-public 2-Year Institutions
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
All WASC-Accredited Non-public 2-Year Institutions, Institutions 2008 Data collection for 2008 First-time Freshmen and Community Colleges Transfers for members of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is in process. However, participation of AICCU member institutions is very low. At this time, 24 of the 76 AICCU members have completed their suveys. The original deadline was October 15 and was extended to November 15. AICCU and CPEC are fully aware of the low response and are taking efforts to encourage the remaining AICCU members to submit their surveys.
WASC-Accredited Non-public 4-Year Institutions
Institution Valid Dates Caveat
All WASC-Accredited Non-public 4-Year Institutions, Institutions 2008 Data collection for 2008 First-time Freshmen and Community Colleges Transfers for members of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is in process. However, participation of AICCU member institutions is very low. At this time, 24 of the 76 AICCU members have completed their suveys. The original deadline was October 15 and was extended to November 15. AICCU and CPEC are fully aware of the low response and are taking efforts to encourage the remaining AICCU members to submit their surveys.
 

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