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Transfer Pathways

CaveatsImportant Note - (Feb., 2011) - Recently, the drop in CSU transfers in 08/09 and 09/10 has been questioned. As noted on the Caveats page, Full-year transfers were greatly reduced in Spring, 2010 due to state budget concerns. The source of these data are the UC and CSU System Offices. See our Sources and Timing of Data web page.

Full-year transfer information regarding the flow of community college students to four-year colleges and universities for the academic years between 1989/90 and 2009/10 is displayed here.

The source for these counts are the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU). The UC and CSU report the transfer source institution as the community college where the student earned the most transferable units. The number of units earned is not a consideration. Transfer students are undergraduates.

The original impetus for Transfer Pathways was the Transfer Patterns agenda item from 2002.

To see a similar report on first-time students at public colleges and universities, see Freshmen Pathways.

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The entire report is available for download by using the form below (File Size: about 4.1 MB). To view the data, one university or community college at a time, or download the data for an individual university or community college, select the name of the institution from the list.

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Select a university or community college from the following list:

California Community Colleges

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Antelope Valley College
Bakersfield College
Barstow College
Berkeley City College
Butte College
Cabrillo College
Cañada College
Cerritos College
Cerro Coso Community College
Chabot College
Chaffey College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Coastline Community College
College of Alameda
College of Marin
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
College of the Desert
College of the Redwoods
College of the Sequoias
College of the Siskiyous
Columbia College
Compton College - Center
Contra Costa College
Copper Mountain College
Cosumnes River College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Cuyamaca College
Cypress College
De Anza College
Diablo Valley College
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Evergreen Valley College
Feather River College
Folsom Lake College
Foothill College
Fresno City College
Fullerton College
Gavilan College
Glendale Community College
Golden West College
Grossmont College
Hartnell College
Imperial Valley College
Irvine Valley College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Lassen Community College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
Los Medanos College
Mendocino College
Merced College
Merritt College
MiraCosta College
Mission College
Modesto Junior College
Monterey Peninsula College
Moorpark College
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Napa Valley College
Ohlone College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College
Palo Verde College
Palomar College
Pasadena City College
Pierce College
Porterville College
Reedley College
Rio Hondo College
Riverside City College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
San Joaquin Delta College
San Jose City College
Santa Ana College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santiago Canyon College
Shasta College
Sierra College
Skyline College
Solano Community College
Southwestern College
Taft College
Ventura College
Victor Valley College
West Hills College at Lemoore
West Hills College Coalinga
West Los Angeles College
West Valley College
Woodland Community College
Yuba College

University of California

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz

System-Wide Transfers

System-Wide Transfers by Community College

California State University

California Maritime Academy
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Marcos
California State University, Stanislaus
Humboldt State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San José State University
Sonoma State University

System-Wide Transfers

System-Wide Transfers by Community College

Other Transfer-Related Information

ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer)
California Community College Transfers to In-State Private and Out-of-State Four-Year Institutions
California Community Colleges Transfer and Articulation
California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC)
California State University Transfer Students
CSUMentor Transfer Students
UC Transfer Website
University of California Freshman Admission
University of California Transfer Admissions

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Instructions for the following report(s) on this page are available:

  • Transfer Pathway Charts - [Community College] To Campuses of the University of California and California State University -  View Instructions

  • Transfer Pathway Charts - Community College System to [Four-Year Postsecondary Education System] -  View Instructions

  • Transfer Pathway Charts - Community College to [Four-Year Postsecondary Education Institution] -  View Instructions

  • Transfer Pathway Charts - Individual Community Colleges to [Four-Year Postsecondary Education System] -  View Instructions

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