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Custom Data Reports

Fully customize data reports -- select which columns or fields to include and specify the filters so that you get only the data you need. The data reports are generated from the database for each request so it will always be the most up-to-date data that the Commission has. Each of the reports has a different timeframe for the data available. View a table showing this information.

Most data available from this system is for the Fall term of the academic year selected unless otherwise noted.

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How These Data Are Gathered

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded at Public Colleges and Universities
The University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges system offices submit a record for each student enrolled and for each degree or certificate completed. The Commission aggregates these data to generate the number of first-time students, the number transferred, the enrollments by level and discipline, and the degrees awarded. The record includes a code to identify the high school or institution last attended which is used to match schools for the First-Time Students and Transfer reports.

Enrollment and Degrees Awarded at Private Colleges and Universities
The Commission collects data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) at the U.S. Department of Education. The information at IPEDS does not include transfers from community colleges or first-time students. These data are gathered using a separate, voluntary reporting system. See the notes under First-Time Students at Private Institutions and Transfers to Private Institutions for more detail.

Public and Private High School Graduates, Public and Private K-12 Enrollment, Other Public High School Data
The Commission collects the data from the California Department of Education.

For more information, see Sources and Timing of Data.

Select a Data Report

Higher Education Enrollment
  General Enrollment Numbers
  First-Time Students
  College-Going Counts
  Majors / Instructional Program Enrollment
  Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment

Transfers to Higher Education
  Fall-Term Transfers to Private and Public Institutions
  Full-Year Transfers to Public Institutions

Degrees Awarded / Completions
  General Degree / Completion Numbers
  Degrees / Completions in Majors / Instructional Program

Grade School and High School
  Enrollment by Grade Level
  Public High School Data
  Private High School Graduates


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