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The Commission website is updated frequently to improve service and provide more information. These release notes document these changes.

Updates and known problems in the data available on the website are further documented in the Caveats.

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September 16, 2011 - 2010 Enrollments and Degrees Data
2010 Enrollments and Degrees data is now available for University of California, California State University, and the California Community Colleges. Caveats will be posted for those records that have discrepancies. Since the Commission is shutting down, we may not be able to correct discrepancies. We will try to document any that are reported before the website is shut down and moved to the Community College Chancellor's Office on September 23, 2011. See any page on the website for more information as it becomes available.

For the 2010 College-Going Rates reports, the 2010 Public High School Graduates data is not available for download from the Department of Education. The Freshmen Pathways and First-Time Students at Public Institutions / College Going Counts under the Higher Education Enrollment section of the Custom Data Report System may be used to see enrollments but they cannot be tied back to graduates to calculate a rate. Remember, you will need to select 2010 for the Year when using the Custom Data Report System.

June 22, 2011 - Resident Student Fees Vs. Median Income
A new graph is available from the Fees and Funding page. Resident Undergraduate Fees Vs. Median Income shows the change in student fees in comparison to the change in median household income. Fee data is available for all three segments of public education. Income data is available for the state and all counties.

April 28, 2011 - County Economic Data Updated
Data for Median Household Income and Percent of the Population in Poverty California County Comparison have been updated for the 40 counties that are included in the American Community Survey. It appears that the Census Bureau will not be updating the California QuickFacts page for the counties with smaller populations.

March 24, 2011 - Graduation Rate
Graduation rate charts added to College Guide. New charts can be found under the "Students" tab. For example, CSU, San Marcos

February 14, 2011 - Student Level Added to First-Time Student Report
Student Level is now available as an option in the First-Time Students at Public Institutions / College Going Counts report of the Custom Data Reports System. The Student Level for all data prior to 2000 and for all data from the California Community College will be "freshman". From 2000 forward for University of California and California State University, other student levels will be included in the results. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for a more detailed explanation.

February 11, 2011 - Changes to College-Going Data
Data for "First-Time Freshmen" has been reprocessed for California State University and University of California for Fall 2000 through the present. This will result in a higher number of "freshmen" being reported for each of these years. See Changes to First-Time Freshmen and College-Going Data for a more detailed explanation.

January 11, 2011 - Dynamic Pages for ITQ Projects
The information about the Improving Teacher Quality Grant Projects is now being generated from a database. This will allow for information to be posted more easily and will allow for more information to be made available for each project. See the K-12 Teacher Professional Development Initiative Grant Awards for examples.

January 5, 2011 - Reproduce Pre-Configured Report
A new feature has been added to the website. Instructions are now available on how to use the Custom Data Reports to replicate numbers found in pre-configured reports throughout the website. The first fifteen instruction sets can be found on the Reproduce Pre-Configured Report Menu. Links to the specific instructions will be added to each of the reports that are finished.

January 4, 2011 - Custom Data Reports Standardized and Organized
In preparation for a new feature that will be released in the next week or so, some of the "Final Options" in the Custom Data Reports have been rearranged, renamed, and organized so that all reports have options in the same order and to make it easier to refer to some of the options.

December 28, 2010 - STEM and CTE Disciplines Defined
A new item has been added to the Data Element Dictionary. The 6-Digit CIP Code Listing now shows which disciplines are categorized under a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) or CTE (Career Technical Education) classification. There is also an option to generate a list of only STEM disciplines (sorted by the STEM category) or CTE disciplines. Thank you to the user who suggested this addition.

December 14, 2010 - A-G Completion and Graduation Rates Expanded
The Public High School Graduation Rate and Public High School A-G Completion Rate pages on the Diversity, Distribution, and Crime Statistics page have been expanded to include the option of generating this report for an individual comprehensive high school or a high school district.

December 1, 2010 - Private Institution Reporting
A detailed listing of the private institutions that have been or are currently being surveyed for the Freshmen at Private Institutions / College Going Counts and Fall-Term Transfers to Private Institutions reports in the Custom Data Reports System is now available. The table shows how many institutions responded each year from 1989 through the present and which years each institution supplied the data.

October 18, 2010 - ACT and SAT Scores and Participation Rates for All States
The 2010 data showing the participation rates and average scores for ACT and SAT exams are now available from the 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Menu.

October 14, 2010 - Custom Data Reports Dates Table Added
A table has been added to the final options page of the Custom Data Reports showing the earliest and most recent date for the data for each system and/or data element available in that report. This complements the "Most Recent Complete Year" option in the "Time Frame for Data" section by putting this information on the same page instead of having to open a second window. The Dates Available page is still there for those who wish to use it.

October 14, 2010 - Annual Cost Graph - College Guide
Google fee chart for California Colleges in 2008. Select a school and then click the "Financial" section of our College Guide.

October 6, 2010 - Postsecondary Education Value Trend Graph - All Education Levels
A new page has been added showing the trend over time of Median Income vs. Unemployment in two side-by-side graphs. The table below the graph includes links to see the individual graphs and the side-by-side comparison of all education levels in a select year.

October 4, 2010 - Postsecondary Education Value Trend Graph
For each level of educational attainment, a graph is now available showing Median Income vs. Unemployment as a trend over time. Below the graph are links to display the graph for other education levels and the statewide average.

September 28, 2010 - Economic Data Updated
With the release of the 2009 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, the economic data for the California County Comparison and the 50 State Comparison have been updated. The updates include Unemployment Rate, Median Household Income, the Percent of the Population in Poverty, the Percent of the Population with High School Diplomas, Bachelor's Degrees, and Advanced Degrees, and the Median Income by Educational Attainment.

September 22, 2010 - Trend Graphs of 50 State Postsecondary Education Data
Similar to the graphs of the 50-state economic data trends, postsecondary education data trends is now available. From the Options page, select a state for comparison and see the changes in student cost, enrollment and the number of degrees awarded. If available and appropriate, the United States average is also included in the graphs.

September 14, 2010 - Program and Facilities Review
Two new sections have been added to the website under the renamed Reviews/Leg tab -- Program Review and Facility Review. These sections outline the Commission's role in the establishment of new academic programs, campuses and education centers.

September 7, 2010 - Postsecondary Education Value
The Workforce and Fiscal Data menu has expanded to include a new page demonstrating the value of postsecondary education. The page features a graph showing Median Income vs. Unemployment for various levels of educational attainment.

August 31, 2010 - Educational Attainment on Mobile Website
An Educational Attainment page is now available to show the value of staying in school and earning a degree. Special thanks to the good folks in the Labor Market Information Division (LMID) of EDD for generating the raw data for us.

August 25, 2010 - Trend Graphs of 50 State Economic Data
Graphs showing how the 50-state economic data has changed over time are now available. On the Options page, select the type of data to show and a state for comparison. If available, the United States average is also included in the graphs.

August 11, 2010 - County Stats on Mobile Website
A new County Stats web page has been added to the mobile website. Available information includes population, median household income, educational attainment, projected growth, college-going rate, a list of colleges and a list of comprehensive public high schools.

August 5, 2010 - Reorganize Mobile Website
The CPEC Mobile Website layout was reorganized to make room for additional information. The Contact Us page and the link to the CPEC Main Website have been moved to the footer.

August 5, 2010 - Programs on Mobile Website
A new Programs page is now available through the mobile website home page. It allows the user to drill down through categories to programs and displays possible occupations and institutions that offer a particular program. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs are available as an option under categories.

August 2, 2010 - Glossary on Mobile Website
The Glossary is now available through the footer of all web pages on the mobile website. Terms and descriptions are categorized and identical to the main Commission website.

July 29, 2010 - Commissioner Members / Biographies on Mobile Website
The composition of the Commission section of the About Us page now has a link to the Commissioners page and their biographies.

July 26, 2010 - New College Search features on Mobile Website
Users can now search by zip code or their current location on the College Guide section of the Mobile website. A zip code can be entered in the institution name field and the ten closest colleges will be shown. The seach can also be filtered by the "type of institution" field.

iPhone, Android and certain Blackberry mobile users will now see a button that will select the ten nearest institutions from their current location. Again, the seach can be filtered by the "type of institution" field.

July 1, 2010 - Crime statistics on Mobile Website
The College Guide section of the Mobile website now shows three years of crime statistics for each college or university campus. The data are available for Title IV institutions that offer financial aid. Click the Crime Stats link above Campus Description on an institution page (for example: UC Davis). See UC Davis Crime Stats as an example of a college with data for two campuses.

June 30, 2010 - Additional Links on College-Going Trend Graphs
The College-Going Rate Trend Graph page now includes links to quickly see how the trend changes for each ethnicity. The ability to see this data has always been available from the Options page. These links just make it easier and quicker to find. See the graph for Black Students in Orange County for an example.

June 30, 2010 - Distance Graph of Freshman Students in 2008
A new Google Chart API has been added under "Student" tab in the College Guide. The new chart graphs distance traveled to a particular college by freshman students in 2008.

June 24, 2010 - Ethnicity Snapshot Graphs Updated
The Google Chart API has been used to update on the graphs of the Ethnicity Snapshots. See the percentage of White students enrolled in public higher education and the percentage of Latino students who transferred to California State University for examples.

June 24, 2010 - New Options in Ethnicity Snapshots
A new set of options has been added to the Ethnicity Snapshots. It is now possible to see the percentage of Community College Transfers to any public university, to California State University, or to University of California. Look for the option under the Percentage of First Time Freshmen.

June 7, 2010 - Improving Teacher Quality Pages Updated
The Improving Teacher Quality main page has been redesigned incorporating a Google News slideshow and more links to information about the grant program. Additional information about the projects that have been funded will be added within the next few weeks.

April 29, 2010 - Allied Health and Health Services Aggregation Now Available
An option has been added to the Career Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) selections in the Custom Data Reports system for all reports that include the discipline or instructional program. It is now easy to select to include only allied health and health services disciplines with a single mouse click.

April 13, 2010 - 50 State Comparison Data Updated
The latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics have been posted to the 50 State Economic Data and 50 State Postsecondary Education Data pages.

March 23, 2010 - Nationwide Average Graduate and Professional Tuition and Fees
The Google Chart API has been used on the graphs of Average Graduate and Professional Tuition and Fees. Now the data for public, private, and all institutions are displayed on one graph with the table of the data on the same page.

March 10, 2010 - Resident Student Fee Share of Funding Updated
The graphs displaying the share of public college and university funding paid through resident student fees have been updated using the Google Chart API. There are two different comparisons available - fee revenue compared to general purpose funds revenue and fee revenue compared to the sum of general purpose funds and fee revenue. For each system, both comparisons are now on the same graph. See the graph for University of California for an example. You can also see each type of comparison all of the public higher education systems on the same graph. See the comparison of Fee Revenue to the sum General Purpose Funds and Fee Revenues for an example.

March 8, 2010 - Mobile website
The Commission has released a mobile website that offers a wealth of data and information. Point your mobile browser to the Commission's Mobile website (m.cpec.ca.gov).

March 1, 2010 - Graduation Rates Trend Over Time
The graphs showing the trend over time of the 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year graduation rates for colleges and universities have been modified using the Google Chart API. Selecting the Trend Graph option on the main Graduation Rates now displays the 6-year rate for the five known ethnicities and for the sum of these students (non-resident alien and no response are excluded). 4-year and 5-year rates are available through links beneath the graph. After selecting the option to view the detailed table, a graph of the trend over time for genders within an ethnicity can be selected. See the chart for Latinos at the California State University System for an example.

January 29, 2010 - College-Going Rate Graphs for Legislative Districts
Like the college-going rates for counties the trend of college-going rates for legislative districts over time has been updated using the Google Chart API. The rates for men, women, and all students are displayed on the same graph.

January 25, 2010 - College-Going Rate Graphs for Counties
The graphs displaying the college-going rates over time have been updated using the Google Chart API. The rates for men, women, and all students are displayed on the same graph. Other options, such as the student's ethnicity, are available from the Trend Options page.

January 13, 2010 - Resident Undergraduate Fees Graphs
The Google Chart API has been incorporated into the displays of resident undergraduate fees. It is now possible to select one or all of the fees paid by California residents at the public colleges and universities to be displayed on one graph. The graphs are available from the Resident Undergraduate Fees Options page.

January 13, 2010 - Snapshots of Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment by Ethnicity for UC and CSU Campuses
Two new snapshots were added to show undergraduate and graduate campus enrollment by ethnicity for the most recent year at the following segments:
  • UC Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most Recent Year
  • CSU Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most Recent Year
For example, click on UC Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity to see the new snapshots of the number of undergraduate and graduate students aggregated by ethnicity. Totals are included for each campus and system totals for each ethnicity.

January 11, 2010 - Budget Data Updated
The graphs comparing the budget for higher education to the budgets for K-12 education and corrections have been updated to include the proposals from the Governor's budget. The graphs are available from the Fees and Funding menu.

December 16, 2009 - Postsecondary Education Budget Comparison Graphs
Again, using the Google Chart API, two new graphs are available comparing the budget for higher education to the budgets for K-12 education and corrections. The first graph compares the actual budget; the second compares the share of the total general fund budget. The graphs are available from the Fees and Funding menu.

December 15, 2009 - Updated County Economic Data
The U.S. Census Bureau released data showing the Median Household Income and the percent of population in poverty for counties. The data is available from California County Comparison menu.

December 10, 2009 - Postsecondary Education Funding Graphs
Taking advantage of the Google Chart API, the graphs of the funding for postsecondary education have been updated. Now the general purpose funding and fees are on the same graph for each of the segments. Two new graphs show a comparison among the systems of resident student fee revenue and general purpose funds. The graphs are available from the Public Higher Education Funding Options menu.

December 8, 2009 - CSU Full-Year Transfer Data
Data on full-year transfers to campuses of the California State University for the 2008-09 academic year are now available from the Transfer Pathways and the Custom Data Reports pages.

December 1, 2009 - Graphs
Student data in the college guide is displayed graphically using Google Charts. Click "Students" tab when viewing a college.

October 20, 2009 - Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity for public and WASC institutions
Four new data pages in Student Snapshots shows campus enrollment by ethnicity for the most recent year at the following segments:
  • UC Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most recent year
  • CSU Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most recent year
  • Community College Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most recent year
  • Independent (WASC) Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity - Most recent year
For example, Click on Community College Campus Enrollment by Ethnicity to see the number of students aggregated by ethnicity. Totals are included for each campus and system totals for each ethnicity. Note the year for private, independent institutions could be different that public institutions because the data collection occurs at different times of the year.

October 15, 2009 - 2008 Private High School Graduation Data
2008 Graduation data for California's private high schools are now available. These data are used to generate the Freshmen at Public Institutions/College-Going Counts report in Custom Data Reports. With the availability of the 2008 private high school graduation data, the year option for the Freshmen at Public Institutions/College-Going Counts and other selected reports will default to the Most Recent Complete Year (2008). See Where to Find Data for other locations and uses of these data.

October 15, 2009 - Trend Graph of Economic Data
Using the Google Chart API, a graph is now available showing a comparison of various economic data over time for a particular county, the state, and the nation. For now, this page is available from the graph pages on the California County Comparison menu and from the detailed tables linked from each individual graph. This page will be made available from other pages in the future and we will be using this graphing method to highlight other data on our website. For an example, see Median Household Income for Trinity County.

October 15, 2009 - Updated Higher Ed Map
Added drop down menu to Higher Ed Map. This allows users to map any school system and their corresponding schools from one page.

September 29, 2009 - More Updated Economic Data
The U.S. Census Bureau released the data showing the percent of the population below the federal poverty level in 2008. These data are now available from the 50 State Comparison menu.

September 24, 2009 - Full-Year Transfers to University of California
Data on full-year transfers to campuses of the University of California for the 2008-09 academic year are now available from the Transfer Pathways and the Custom Data Reports pages. In the Custom Data Reports, the default year will not include this data yet. Select 2009 from the Academic Year drop-down list.

September 24, 2009 - Graduation Rates for Public Systems
The Graduation Rates page has been expanded to show the 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year graduation rates for University of California and California State University systems aggregated by ethnicity and gender. Graphs showing the trend over time of these data are also available using the links in the aggregated table. Thanks to one of our users for the suggestion.

September 22, 2009 - Updated Economic Data
The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau showing Median Income by Educational Attainment and the percent of population with high school diplomas, bachelor's degrees and advanced degrees are now available from the California County Comparison and 50 State Comparison menus. The 50 State Comparison of Median Household Income has also been updated.

September 17, 2009 - State Trends for ACT and SAT
The main pages showing the average scores and participation rates for ACT and SAT now link to pages showing the changes in the data over time for each individual state. Click on the name of a state to see the trend.

September 16, 2009 - 2008 Public High School Graduation Data
2008 Graduation data for California's public high schools are now available. These data are used to generate the College-Going Rates and are also used in First-Time Freshmen reports in Custom Data Reports. In the Custom Data Reports, the default year will not include this data yet because 2008 data for First-Time Freshmen for Private Institutions and Private High School Graduates is not yet available. Select 2008 from the Academic Year drop-down list. See Where to Find Data for other locations and uses of these data.

September 10, 2009 - ACT and SAT Average Scores and Participation Rates
The average scores and participation rates for ACT and SAT for the states and the District of Columbia are now available from the 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data Menu.

August 13, 2009 - High School Characteristics Year Selector
The High School Characteristics section of the website has been expanded to include the ability to select a year and view previous years' data. This addition is in response to a request from user. Thank you for the feedback and for the ideas. Keep them coming.

August 12, 2009 - Links to Conferences and Meetings
Links to current conferences and meetings of interest to the higher education community will now appear on the Commission's Home Page and on the main menu pages just above the Education Links in the left column. This section will appear and disappear as conferences and meetings are scheduled and held.

July 15, 2009 - Graduate and Professional Student Costs
The annual average tuition and fees for Graduate and Professional Students in the United States is now available in the 50 State Comparison section of Quick Data. The data show the increases in costs for both private and public institutions and overall from the 1987-88 academic year through 2007-08.

June 25, 2009 - Graph of Graduation Rate Trend
Graphs showing trend over time of the 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year Graduation Rates for students 1996 through 2001 can be viewed by clicking on the Trend Graph link following the name of the school. To see graphs of the data by ethnicity and gender, start at the detail page for a school by clicking on the name of the school, then click on the ethnicity or gender you wish to see.

June 24, 2009 - Latest Graduation Rates
The latest 4-year, 5-year, and 6-year Graduation Rates for students starting in 2001 are now available. In addition, data for students staring in 1996 through 1999 are also available using links at the bottom of the page. All of these data, aggregated by ethnicity and gender, can be viewed by clicking on the name of a school.

June 5, 2009 - CTE and STEM Aggregations Now Available
An option has been added to the Custom Data Reports system for all reports that include the discipline or instructional program. A radio button under the discipline filter options now allows the selection of disciplines associated with Career Technical Education (CTE) or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degrees. For the STEM disciplines, the category such as computer science, life science, engineering, etc. are supplied in addition to any other information selected.

June 4, 2009 - California County Data Updated
The latest statistics released by the Census Bureau for median household income and the percent of the population below federal poverty levels have been posted on the County Fiscal, Economics, and Population page.

June 4, 2009 - 50-State Comparison Data Updated
Data comparing various Economic and Postsecondary Education statistics for the 50 states and the District of Columbia have been updated including the fall and full-time equivalent enrollment, student costs, and government appropriations.

June 4, 2009 - Career Technical Education Degrees in Student Snapshots
A new data page in Student Snapshots shows degrees awarded in Career Technical Education (CTE). Results are aggregated by degree type (Associate, Baccalaureate, etc.). For example, Click on Career Technical Education (CTE) Degrees Awarded at California Public Colleges and Universities to see the degrees by degree type.

June 4, 2009 - STEM Degrees in Student Snapshots
Two new data pages are available in Student Snapshots. The new pages show degrees awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Results can be aggregated by degree type (Associate, Baccalaureate, etc.) or STEM Type (Life Science, Math, etc.). For example, Click on Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Degrees Awarded at California Public Colleges and Universities to see the degrees by STEM type.

May 8, 2009 - Maps by Higher Education System
Maps of institutions by system are available for viewing. For best results, ensure that your javascript is enabled.

May 8, 2009 - Changes to CDS Download
The downloaded version of the CDS File, available from the School Code Mapping System, now includes the mailing address fields based on a request from one of our users. Thank you to the one who suggested this. Keep the suggestions coming.

April 28, 2009 - Interstate Migration
A new page has been added showing the number of California First-Time Students attending college or university in other states. Clicking on the name of a state leads to a page showing the number of students from California at each college or university in the state. Clicking on the name of a college or university leads to a page showing the state of residence of all the students.

April 27, 2009 - Data Element Dictionary Updated
The Data Element Dictionary has been updated to include data description, cross-walk, and table description of the state table.

April 21, 2009 - College-going Rate Map by County Enhanced
The interactive College-going rates map of high schools in any county has been updated to provide better performance for large counties and more information when the user clicks on the school marker.

April 16, 2009 - Public Records Guide
The old pdf version of the Public Records Guide has been replaced with an updated webpage version.

April 8, 2009 - College-going Rate Map by County
A new page has been added showing an interactive map of College-going rates of high schools in any county.

April 2, 2009 - Google News Added to Home Page
The Commission's home page now includes a Google News slideshow displaying search results for the Commission and other postsecondary education news in California.

March 26, 2009 - Graduation Rates by Gender and Ethnicity
The names of the colleges and universities on the Graduation Rates page now link to a detailed page that breaks down the data by ethnicity and gender.

March 25, 2009 - Graduation Rates
A new page has been added showing the Graduation Rates for the 2001 freshmen class at 4-year colleges and universities.

March 23, 2009 - New Columns Added to County-District-School (CDS) File
Two new columns were added to the County-District-School (CDS) File. Congress_Dist displays the House of Representatives District Number for each educational institution. CC_District_Code displays the 5-digit district code of the California Community College District each K-12 school resides in.

March 18, 2009 - Legislative District in Custom Data Reports
The reports in the Custom Data Reports that include public K-12 schools now includes the option to aggregate and filter by California State Assembly, California State Senate, and U.S. Congressional Districts of the K-12 school.

March 18, 2009 - College-Going Rate by Congressional District
The college-going rate for each U.S. Congressional district is now available in both table format and as a graph showing how districts compare. There is also a graph of the trend over time for each district. Both are available from the main College-Going Rates page.

March 17, 2009 - Student Fees Table
The data used in the graphs showing the student fees over time is now available in table format for both Actual Dollars and Constant Dollars for the most recent year for which data is available.

March 17, 2009 - Link to California Economic Recovery Portal Added
The Commission's home page and the main menu pages for each of the navigation tabs now include a link to Recovery.CA.Gov, the California Economic Recovery Portal. This link replaces the link to Application Deadlines which is still accessible from the Guide to California Colleges and Universities.

March 12, 2009 - Changes to Diversity Pages
The options available for Ethnic and Gender Diversity of First-Time Freshmen, Postsecondary Education Students, and Degree Recipients have been changed:
  • An option has been added to compare multiple institutions at the same time. Depending on the number of comparisons selected, up to about fifteen colleges or universities can be selected. With all options selected, up to about five can be selected.
  • The option for comparing an institution to institutions in the same Carnegie classification has been removed. For the most part, all colleges or universities in a system are in the same class, so this option was redundant.

March 2, 2009 - 2008 Unemployment Data
California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population has been updated with the latest yearly unemployment data for California and its counties.

March 2, 2009 - New Executive Director Biography
The biography of the new executive director, Karen Humphrey, has been added to the website. The biography for the former director, Murray Haberman, has been deleted.

February 24, 2009 - California Community Colleges Degrees Awarded Data Reprocessed
As a result of a data quality check, the California Community Colleges Degrees Awarded data for the 1993 - 1997 Academic Years has been reprocessed. Please see the Caveats page for more information.

February 23, 2009 - Modification to CDS Download for Registrars
The CDS / School Codes or Cross-Walk Download for College and University registrars has been expanded to include non-traditional high schools.

January 22, 2009 - Freshmen Pathways by High School District
In response to several requests, new options have been added to the Freshmen Pathways. For each of the higher education systems, there is a link to a page showing system-wide freshmen aggregated by high school district. In addition, a search form has been added to allow the user to generate a report showing where students from a district enrolled in college. Thank you to those who gave the suggestion; keep them coming.

January 12, 2009 - Adult Literacy Data
The California County Comparison and the 50 State Comparison pages in the Workforce and Fiscal Data section of the website now include the adult literacy data.

January 8, 2009 - K-12 Data Download Capability Available
The K-12 portions of the Custom Reports System now includes the ability to download the data.

January 7, 2009 - K-12 Data Available in Custom Reports System
The Custom Reports System has been expanded to include access to the K-12 data used by the Commission in various reports. Data available in the new section include graduates for both public and private high schools, enrollment by grade level for public and private primary and secondary schools, and enrollment in advanced science and math classes in public high schools. Data for the private schools do not include gender or ethnicity information. Download capability for these data will be added within the next few days.

January 7, 2009 - K-12 Data Dates Detailed
Along with the availability of the K-12 data in the Custom Reports System, the Custom Data Reports Dates Available has also been expanded to detail the dates of the various data elements used in the K-12 reports. Although all of the data is obtained from the California Department of Education, they are not all released on the same schedule. Data for private schools and for enrollment in advanced math and science classes in public schools usually lags behind the rest of the data.

December 2, 2008 - New Option in Publication Search
The Publication Search now includes the ability to search only the title of documents. The default is still to search all available text for maximum results.

November 25, 2008 - Two K-12 Data Snapshots added to Student Snapshots
K-12 public enrollment by ethnicity and public high school graduates by ethnicity are available in Student Snapshots. Data are shown for all available years. See California Public High School Graduates for an example.

November 25, 2008 - Descriptions of Data Elements
The table descriptions in the Data Element Dictionary now contain descriptions of each of the columns or data elements. See the Supporting Tables for an example.

October 28, 2008 - Three New Options in Trend Analysis
Two sections, with three options between them, have been added to the Trend Analysis system. The first section is a count of destination universities for community college transfers. The destination counts are available for fall-term transfers. The second section contains two options for the high school information used most frequently on the website, high school graduates and a-g completions.

October 28, 2008 - Options Renamed in Trend Analysis
The last third and fourth sections of the Trend Analysis system have been renamed to better reflect what information it offers. The old titles were confusing, even for us.

October 27, 2008 - Additional enrollment data in Student Snapshots
Three new options are available in Student Snapshots. Users can generate enrollment by campus for the most recent five years at a UC, CSU or Community College.

October 20, 2008 - College Major and Career Search
Find colleges that offer a specific major or colleges that offer training for identified occupations. Users can search and select a major or an occupation.

October 17, 2008 - Full-Year Transfer Data for 2007-08
The full-year transfer data for public universities are now available. To get a fully-customized report, visit the transfer section of the Custom Report System and select full-year transfers. For a quick look, visit the Transfer Pathways.

October 16, 2008 - Custom Data Reports Instructional Video
A short open captioned video showing how to generate a custom data report has been added to the Custom Data Reports web page and Custom Data Reports Help web page.

October 6, 2008 - Freshman Pathways Expanded
The Freshmen Pathways report from the perspective of a public high school now includes the number of high school graduates, a-g completions, and the enrollment for that class as high school freshmen and seniors. See John F. Kennedy High in Sacramento for an example.

September 29, 2008 - Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment
A new report is now available from the Enrollment section of the Custom Data Reports system. In addition to the regular enrollment data, which counts each student regardless of how many units he or she has attempted, reports can now be generated for full-time equivalent enrollment, which counts the number of students based on the total number of units attempted by all students. For example, if a full-time student is defined as one taking 15 units, three students taking 10 units each would count as two full-time students (30 units / 15 units per full-time equivalent).

September 26, 2008 - Educational Attainment Data Updated
Data showing the percent of the population who have received a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, or an advanced degree have been updated from the data recently released by the Census Bureau. The data compares 40 of California's 58 counties or California to the rest of the nation.

September 17, 2008 - New Option in Degrees by Disability Report
The Degrees by Disability in the Degrees Awarded / Completions section of the Custom Data Reports system now has the options to aggregate and filter the data by the discipline or course of study (e.g.: Business/Managerial Economics).

September 16, 2008 - New Degrees Report
A new report is available in the Degrees Awarded / Completions section of the Custom Data Reports system. Users now have the ability to generate a report of degrees awarded to transfer students aggregated by the source community college, degree type, and discipline or course of study (e.g.: Organic Chemistry).

September 15, 2008 - Popular Data Pages on Home Page
The Commission's Home Page has been modified. The calendar of upcoming meetings of the education agencies has been removed and replaced with the most popular data pages.

September 8, 2008 - New Option in Custom Data Report System
A new option has been added to the enrollment reports that include the student level in the Custom Data Reports System. Users may now aggregate by the classification of the student level, undergraduate, graduate, and other, and use these options to filter the data.

September 4, 2008 - Median Income by County Updated
Median income by educational attainment for 2007 is now available from California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population. The data includes the 40 counties covered by the data released by the U. S. Census Bureau.

September 4, 2008 - Income and Poverty Data Updated
Median household income, median income by educational attainment, and the percent of the population in poverty for 2007 are now available from 50 State Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population.

September 4, 2008 - SAT Data for 2008 Added
Mean SAT scores and participation rates for the 50 states for 2008 are now available from 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data.

August 14, 2008 - ACT Data for 2008 Added
Average ACT scores and participation rates for the 50 states for 2008 are now available from 50 State Comparison - Postsecondary Education Data.

August 14, 2008 - County Economic Data Added
Median household income and poverty rate for 2005 and unemployment rate for 2007 are now available from California County Comparison - Fiscal, Economics, and Population.

August 11, 2008 - List of unapproved accreditation agencies deleted
The list of unapproved accreditation agencies was out-of-date. Therefore, it was deleted. Additional links to current federal lists were added to the Accreditation page.

August 1, 2008 - Accountability Supporting Data Redistributed
The information previously found on the Accountability Supporting Data page has been moved to the Fiscal Snapshots and Diversity and Distribution pages.

July 30, 2008 - Workforce Snapshots
Users can find the highest paying, or highest growth, occupation for a degree level in Workforce Snapshots.

July 30, 2008 - Statewide Snapshots Renamed
As part of the restructuring of the data pages, Statewide Snapshots has been renamed to Student Snapshots and some of the choices have moved to a new page called Fiscal Snapshots. Both changes give the Commission more room for future expansion of both pages.

July 29, 2008 - New Data Section
Several data pages have been restructured and moved to a new section called Workforce and Fiscal Data. The data on these pages have been available for a long time, but the pages were buried and hidden. Hopefully, this restructuring will help users to find the information. Over the next few weeks, more of the data pages regarding finances and workforce will be moved here.

July 28, 2008 - "Data Mining" Is Now "Trend Analysis"
The Data Mining pages have been renamed to Trend Analysis to better reflect the purpose of the system.

July 21, 2008 - Additional Crime Statistics Option
A new option has been added to the Crime Statistics Options page. The default now shows the trend of the total for all categories of crimes.

July 16, 2008 - Accountability Tab and Menu Removed
The Accountability tab and menu have been removed as the first step in the plan to revamp the data sections of the website. The Accountability Supporting Data page is still available in the Quick Data menu.

June 26, 2008 - Decrease in Enrollments and Degrees Awarded for State-Approved Institutions
It was recently brought to CPEC's attention that the numbers for enrollments and degrees awarded for the University of Phoenix' online campus are NATIONAL numbers. CPEC focuses primarily on CALIFORNIA institutions. The online campus' numbers have been removed from the Commission's system, resulting in a significant drop in both enrollments and degrees awarded for State-Approved Institutions.

June 24, 2008 - Links Added to County Detail Pages
Links to the graphs showing the percent of high school graduates, bachelor's degree recipients, and advanced degree recipients in a county have been added to the County Detail page for those counties with available data. See the Contra Costa County page for an example.

May 30, 2008 - Crime Statistics for Individual Campuses
Crime statistics for individual campuses of colleges and universities in California are available from the new Crime Statistics Search.

May 30, 2008 - Crime Statistics
Graphs and tables showing the trend of crime statistics over time for colleges and universities in California has been added to the California Context section of the website. Options are available to display a single county, a region or statewide data.

May 20, 2008 - Website Search Updated
The Website Search that is available at the top of all pages and from the Advanced Search page has been updated to take advantage of changes made on the website. Results now include exact matches from the Index and the Guide to California Colleges and Universities in addition to searching publications, agendas, agenda items, the FAQs, and the Glossary. If the search criteria include the name of a California County or Region, links are provided to the detailed information pages for these areas.

May 8, 2008 - Website Survey
A quick survey has been added to the Commission's home page. Questions will be available for 1 week.

May 8, 2008 - Publication ID Search Box Removed
The search box for the Publication ID has been removed from the Commission's home page and publication search page at the request of upper management. References to the Publication ID have been stripped from the lists of publications.

May 1, 2008 - Publication ID
A search box for the Publication ID has been added to the Commission's home page for easy access.

April 28, 2008 - Publication ID
The Publication ID has been added to the Search page for Commission publications. It is also displayed in the details of publications under the chronological and topical lists.

April 15, 2008 - Change in Year Selection for Data
Data for the various segments of higher education are received over a period of several months. In the past, the Commission waited until all data were available before posting any data to the website because many webpages did not perform properly and caused a great deal of confusion. This year, instead of waiting, several webpages were reprogrammed to work around the issues. Now, pages that display statewide or regional data display the data for the most recent year that is complete. These pages include those available from the Quick Data Menu, and the various College-Going Rate graphs and charts. In the Custom Data Reports, the Time Frame for Data defaults to the "Most Recent Complete Year" and displays what that year is. Other, more recent years, are available in the drop-down list. For reports that include private institutions, such as Total Enrollment, the "Most Recent Complete Year" may be up to two years behind the most recent public data available.

April 14, 2008 - Additional Links in STEPS
Links to California Employment Development Department's Labor Market Info, California Career Zone, and Reality Check have been added to the occupation information in STEPS (School To Employment Pathways System). For an example, see Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering.

April 9, 2008 - College Choices for Local High Schools
A series of data sheets displaying College Choices for high schools in legislative districts is now available. Each data sheet can also be accessed from the legislative district detail pages. See Senate District 2 for an example.

April 4, 2008 - 2007 Improving Teacher Quality Project Abstracts
Abstracts for Improving Teacher Quality projects funded in 2007 are now available.

March 25, 2008 - More California Context Data Updated
Mean scores and the participation rates for the SAT and ACT examinations from the College Board and ACT, Inc., respective, have been loaded into the database. These data are available from the California Context page.

March 24, 2008 - California Context Data Updated
The most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the number of Title IV institutions, government appropriations, degrees awarded, and student costs have been loaded into the database. All of these are available from the California Context page.

March 21, 2008 - Link between Trend and Comparisons of College-Going Rates by Legislative District
The College-Going Rate Trend Graph now links to the comparison graph showing all districts of the same legislative house. Click on the year of interest in the graph to see the other page.

March 20, 2008 - Comparison of Median Income by Educational Attainment for Counties
A graph comparing the median income by educational attainment between the state and the individual counties is now available. It can be reached from the county detail pages when available for that county. See Sacramento County for an example of the new graph. Note: Not all counties are represented in the data.

March 17, 2008 - College-Going Rate by API Graph
College-Going Rate by API Statewide Rank is now available as a graph.

March 12, 2008 - School Crosswalk Table: Column Modifications
As of March 12, the format of the Commission's School Crosswalk table has changed.

School ID Column Renamed to Record ID - The School ID column in the School Crosswalk table has been renamed to Record ID. The reason for the change is due in part to confusion created by the School ID name where users were given the impression that the values represent valid school identifiers when in fact the purpose of the column is to represent a unique identifier of a school/institution record. It is not recommended that the Record ID column be used as a means to join tables.

Segment Code and Institution ID Columns Removed - To simplify table joining, the Segment Code and Institution ID columns have been removed from the School Crosswalk table. In their place, the Institution Code column (the concatenation of the Segment Code and Institution ID columns) will serve as the link to join tables.

March 12, 2008 - High School Characteristics Page Linked to College-Going Rate by API
The search, results, and school pages of the High School Characteristics section of the website are now linked to the College-Going Rate by API Statewide Rank.

March 11, 2008 - County-District-School (CDS) File Columns Removed
The following columns were removed from the County-District-School (CDS) file:

Address_Revised_by_CPECLast_CPEC_Updated_Date
Area_Type_UCLat_Long_Datum
Census_BlockLat_Long_Type
Census_TractNewRecFlag
Charter_NumberOpen_Date
Closed_DatePop_Status
CommentsTranscript_System
Congress_DistUpdate_Flag
Email_AddressUpdate_Method

March 11, 2008 - Segment Code and Institution ID Columns
The Segment Code and Institution ID columns have been removed from the Commission's databases. However, prior to removal, these 2 columns were combined and replaced with the Institution Code column which will make table joining simpler.

February 7, 2008 - Website Index
An Index is now available to assist users in finding information on the Commissions website. New terms will be added on a regular basis based on searches conducted on the site and suggestions from users.

January 30, 2008 - College-Going Rate by API Rank
A new page has been added showing the College-Going Rate by API Statewide Rank for public high schools in California. By default, the most current year is displayed. Use the Other Options link at the bottom to view previous years and different aggregations.

January 18, 2008 - Legislative District Detail Pages
The Region Detail and County Detail pages now link to new pages containing data for legislative districts. See Assembly District 03 for an example.

January 17, 2008 - Applications Deadlines
A new page has been added to the More Information section of the Guide to California Colleges and Universities. Application Deadlines has links University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, Cal Grant, and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) pages that describe how and when to apply.

January 14, 2008 - How to Participate
A new page, How to Participate, has been added to the website to provide information about how the public can submit comments and questions to the Commission. It is available from the most recent agendas, the meeting schedule, and the list of previous agendas.

January 11, 2008 - Funding Added to Snapshots
A quick look at the funding for the public university and college systems since the 1965-66 academic year has been added to the Statewide Snapshots.

January 10, 2008 - Main Site Search Expanded
The Education and Demographic Profiles can now be accessed from the Advanced Search page. Select this option in the "Area to search" drop-down list box.

December 18, 2007 - Link between College-Going Rate Trend Tables and Graphs
The College-Going Rate Trend Tables for Counties and Assembly and Senate Districts are now linked to the page showing a graph of the trend data for that county or district.

December 14, 2007 - College-Going Rate Trends in Table Format
College-Going Rate Trends are available for Counties and Assembly and Senate Districts in table format. Use the trend options for Counties or Legislative Districts to see the trends by ethnicity, gender, and public higher education system.

December 7, 2007 - Additional Trend Options for College-Going Rates by Legislative District
College-Going Rates Trend Options for each legislative district has been added to the website. Options are available to view the trend for any combination of ethnicity, gender, legislative district, and public higher education segment.

December 4, 2007 - Previous Years' College-Going Rates by Legislative District
The college-going rates for previous years for each Legislative district has been added to the College-Going Rates Options page. Comparison charts for these years are also available by clicking on the column headings in the table.

November 30, 2007 - Trend of College-Going Rate by Legislative District
The trend over time of college-going rate for each Legislative district is available from the main College-Going Rates by Senate District and College-Going Rates by Assembly District pages. Click on the district number and member name for the chart. More options for this chart will be available soon.

November 30, 2007 - New Commuting Charts in the College Guide
In the College Guide under the Student section, the commuting chart now displays the percentage of high school students from out-of-state. Chart design and colors were also updated.

November 30, 2007 - College-Going Rate by Legislative District
A new section has been added to California Context. The college-going rate for each Assembly and Senate district is available in both table format and as a graph showing how districts compare.

November 29, 2007 - Dynamic Suggestion Box in College Guide Search
A dynamic drop down appears when typing in the "Program Offering" text box on the College Guide Search page. It suggests possible academic programs available as the user types.

November 27, 2007 - Download Available for System-wide Transfers
The System-Wide Transfers by Community College for the California State University and the University of California from Transfer Pathways now has a form to make downloading the data easier.

November 23, 2007 - ZIP Code of Institution Linked
In the Guide to California Colleges and Universities when you click on the zip code of the institution you will be taken to a web site which provides demographic information about that zip code. For example, see Occidental College.

November 22, 2007 - Institution County Linked to County Profiles
An institution page in the Guide to California Colleges and Universities, for example Lake Tahoe Community College, is now linked to the Commission's County Profiles by clicking on the County.

November 20, 2007 - New Options in Custom Data Reports
The "Freshmen at Public Institutions" and "Freshmen at Private Institutions" reports now include options to aggregate and filter the data by the charter status of the high school. Start at the Custom Data Reports main page and select Higher Education Enrollment.

November 16, 2007 - Link to Google Earth
Institutions are now linked to Google Earth. The new link can be found in the "Additional Url" section in our College Guide. For example, Canada College.

November 1, 2007 - New College Search Option
A new option in the College Search adds the ability to search for colleges and universities by Carnegie Classification.

October 31, 2007 - Fees Added to Snapshots
A quick look at the public college and university fees since the 1965-66 academic year has been added to the Statewide Snapshots.

October 30, 2007 - Accountability Supporting Data Now on Quick Data Menu
The page listing the Supporting Data for the Accountability System has been added to the Quick Data Menu.

October 29, 2007 - School Codes Available on Mailing List
The six most commonly requested school codes are now available as options in the California Colleges Mailing List. Thanks to our users who suggested this change.

October 26, 2007 - Sorting Options Added to Freshmen Pathways
Three new sorting options have been added to the Freshmen Pathways chart that shows which high school sent students to a particular college. Sorting is available by high school name, city, and the approximate distance between the schools. When sorting by school name and city, a short-cut menu has been added to quickly move to a section of the chart. See American River College's page as an example.

October 18, 2007 - New Category Added To Useful Links
A new category has been added to the Useful Links pages: Education Blogs.

October 5, 2007 - Add Education Agency Meeting To Calendar
Links have been added to the Meetings of the Commission and Its Committees and Meeting Calendar of Education Boards and Commissions pages to add the meetings to an electronic calendar such as Outlook.

October 4, 2007 - Links Added to High School Characteristics
Links to several reports at Education Data Partnership have been added to High School Characteristics page. See the Accountability and Profile reports for both the district and the school under More Information at the bottom of Rancho Alamitos High's page as an example.

October 3, 2007 - California Context Data Available in Table Format
Some of the data displayed in graph form on the California Context page is now available in a table format that includes all years of data that are available via a link located below the graph. See Median Household Income as an example.

October 2, 2007 - State Holidays
The State holidays are now indicated on the Meeting Calendar of Education Boards and Commissions.

September 27, 2007 - New College Search Options
A new set of options in the College Search adds the ability to search for colleges and universities with certain student demographics. You can now search based on the percentage of part-time students, the percentage of students older that traditional college age, and the percentage of students of a particular race or ethnicity.

September 26, 2007 - Out-of-State Institution Page Linked to College Navigator
The Out-of -State Institution page now has a link to the Institution's College Navigator page at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Information available includes crime statistics, financial aid, and graduation and retention rates. See Alabama State University for an example.

September 20, 2007 - 2006-07 Full-Year Transfers for California State University
The full-year transfer data for California State University for the 2006-07 academic year are now available. For a quick look, see the Transfer Pathways. More detail is available in Custom Data Reports and Data Mining. We expect to post the full-year transfer data for University of California in October 2007.

September 20, 2007 - A-G Completions
The a-g completions data from the California Department of Education have been updated. These data are available in Data by Ethnicity and Custom Data Reports. Select Higher Education Enrollment, then either of the freshmen reports.

September 17, 2007 - More Census Data in California Context Updated
New data on the percent of the population for forty California counties with high school diplomas, bachelor's degrees, and advanced degrees and the median income by educational attainment from the US Census Bureau have been loaded in California Context.

September 13, 2007 - Degree Recipients
The format of the report in the Custom Data Reports section was modified to highlight the description of the report and add more prominent links to the Caveats, known anomalies in the data, and Working with Downloaded Data, a description of the structure of the downloaded file and hints on how to import it into Microsoft Excel.

September 13, 2007 - Degree Recipients Data Updated
Data showing the percent of the population with high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees for the fifty states have been updated in California Context. The percent of the population holding advanced degrees is now included for the first time.

September 7, 2007 - Glossary Definition With Mouseover
For definition of a glossary term, mouseover either a "academic calendar" or "institutional control" link in the College Guide.

September 6, 2007 - Enacted Legislation
A new page has been added to the Legislation section of the website to maintain a list of pertinent legislation that affects the Commission. Enacted Legislation includes the enabling legislation from 1973 and AB 1570 which established the Commission's longitudinal data system. Other legislation will be added in the future.

September 5, 2007 - Out-of-State Institutions Available
The College Guide Search now has an option to include out-of-state institutions in the results. Information pages for these schools display the address, phone numbers, websites, programs offered, and degree levels offered. In addition, historically black and tribal colleges are identified along with the religious affiliation when appropriate. As with all information about colleges and universities, this information is offered as a service and inclusion does not constitute or imply a Commission endorsement. Prospective students should thoroughly research all options before selecting any educational course, institution, or program.

August 30, 2007 - Census Data in California Context Updated
New data on the percent of the population below the federal poverty level, the median household income, and the median income by educational attainment from the US Census Bureau have been loaded in California Context.

August 29, 2007 - The Commission's Library of External Reports continues to grow.
There are now nearly 90 reports available in the Commission's External Reports library. You can find reports by topic, issuing agency, or date.

August 29, 2007 - Additional Age Grouping in Custom Reports
The Enrollment by Age of Students in the Custom Data Reports now includes an age grouping that encompasses the traditional age of college students, 18-24.

August 23, 2007 - Additional URLs in the College Guide
A link to the Economic Diversity website and to the Commission's "Freshman Profiles" have been added to the college guide under the Additional URL section.

August 22, 2007 - New Category Added to the Useful Links
Useful Links now includes a category for Geographic Information to group together links related to each of California counties and regions.

August 22, 2007 - 2006 Enrollment Data for California State University
Enrollment data for California State University are now available. This updates all of the pages that rely on these data including Custom Data Reports. See Where to Find Data for other locations and views of the data.

August 22, 2007 - 2006 Public High School Graduation Data
Graduation data for California's public high schools are now available. These data are used to generate the College-Going Rates and are also used in First-Time Freshmen reports in Custom Data Reports. See Where to Find Data for other locations and uses of these data.

August 16, 2007 - College Guide Search Enhanced
The College Search now includes the ability to search for colleges and universities offering a specific degree in a particular discipline. For example, you can search for colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in ecology.

July 31, 2007 - Data in California Context Updated
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has just released the Digest of Education Statistics, 2006. The data in California Context from this source have now been updated.

July 25, 2007 - Licensing Information Added to STEPS
The School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS) now includes a listing of licenses required in California for various occupations. See the listing for Civil Engineers for an example.

July 25, 2007 - STEPS Updated
The results page of the School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS) now has links to enrollment and degree information regardless of whether the result is based on occupation or degree program. Previously, it was only available when viewing the results from the degree.

July 24, 2007 - Publication Search Updated
The Publication Search has been updated to include the option to add the topic of the report to the other criteria.

July 20, 2007 - Freshmen Pathways Linked from High School Characteristics
A link has been added to the school results page of High School Characteristics to take you directly to the Freshmen Pathways report for that high school.

July 20, 2007 - 2006 Enrollment and Completions Data for Public Colleges
The 2006 completions data for University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges have been posted. Enrollment data for University of California and California Community Colleges are also available. This updates all of the pages that rely on these data including Custom Data Reports. See Where to Find Data for other locations and views of the data.

July 19, 2007 - Crime Statistics
Added crime statistics for campuses with multiple locations in the College Guide.

July 19, 2007 - Professor Ratings in College Guide
Colleges are linked to RateMyProfessors.com in the College Guide. The website RateMyProfessors offers ratings on college and university professors from over 6,000 schools across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Wales. College students use the site to help plan their class schedules and rate current and past professors on attributes such as helpfulness and clarity. The new link can be found in the URL section for a specific campus labeled "Professor Ratings". View CSU, Sacramento for an example.

July 18, 2007 - Freshmen Pathways Added
A new application has been added to the Detailed Data section of the website. Freshmen Pathways allows the user to study the relationship of first-time freshmen between California public colleges and California high schools over a 15-year period.

July 6, 2007 - New Data Available in Data by Ethnicity
The Table View of the Data by Ethnicity has been expanded to include the total number of men, women, and unknown genders for comparison to the ethnicity totals.

June 28, 2007 - New Option in College Search
The College Search now has the ability to look for housing (dormitories and student apartments) as a criterion.

June 27, 2007 - External Reports Add to Search
The Search now includes results from the External Reports; searching the title, subtitle, summary, and the publishing agency in the Commission's database.

June 26, 2007 - External Report Summaries
Summaries are now available for some of the External Reports. More will be added in the near future.

June 25, 2007 - Accountability Menu Added
The Accountability section of the website has been given its own menu on the navigation bar.

June 22, 2007 - Addition to College-Going Rates Trend Graph
The trend graph for college-going rates now includes a scale on the left to help place the graph in perspective.

June 15, 2007 - Additions to Data by Ethnicity
Three new options have been added to the Data by Ethnicity page: Population of All Residents, Population of Residents Age 18 to 24, and Population of Residents Age 18 or More.

June 14, 2007 - High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs Updated
The High School Characteristics and Outreach Programs section of the website has been updated to take advantage of the data that the Commission has regarding high schools in California. Several new options have been added to the search and more information is available for each school including the average SAT and ACT scores.

May 24, 2007 - New Data Mining System
The Data Mining system is a new way to look at the Commission's data. In addition to displaying all of the values with desired options, potential issues within the data can be identified such as large numerical differences between consecutive years reported and gaps in the data.

May 22, 2007 - Another New Feature in the College Search
The College Search now has the ability to search for a school affiliated with a particular religion.

May 21, 2007 - School To Employment Pathways System
A new section has been added. The School To Employment Pathways System (STEPS) matches degree and course of study to occupations and displays the number of degrees produced and the projected job market.

May 17, 2007 - College Search Pages Combined
All of the pages used to search the Guide to California Colleges and Universities have been combined into a single College Search page. In addition, search results are displayed on the same page so criteria can be easily refined.

May 14, 2007 - New Features in External Reports
On the External Reports page, options are now available to sort publications by topic, publication date or publishing agency.

May 1, 2007 - Reformatted and Enhanced High School Characteristic Search
The High School Characteristic Search has been reformatted and expanded to include the ability to search by geographic region, county, city, and total enrollment at the high school.

April 30, 2007 - New Feature in Advanced College Search
The Advanced College Search now has the ability to search for a school within a user-defined distance of a ZIP code.

April 27, 2007 - Advanced College Search Expanded
The Advanced College Search has been expanded to include the ability to search by the undergraduate and graduate enrollment. Also, several of the text boxes have been converted to lists of valid options to further assist in the search.

April 25, 2007 - Custom Data Reports Modified
Detailed explanations have been added for each of the reports available in the Custom Data Reports section of the website.

April 19, 2007 - Another California Context Data Update
The Unemployment Rate for California Counties has been updated on the California Context page.

April 13, 2007 - More New California County Context Data
The percent of the population who have received Advanced Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, and High School Diplomas for 40 California Counties is now available on the California Context page.

April 12, 2007 - New California County Context Data
The Median Income by Educational Attainment for 40 California Counties is now available on the California Context page.

April 11, 2007 - California Context Data Updates
The Median Household Income and Percent in Poverty for California Counties and the Number of Title IV Institutions for the 50 States have been updated on the California Context page.

April 3, 2007 - Commission Meeting Agenda Update
The roll and voting records for the agendas will now show the entity each commissioner represents. In addition, the commissioner who motioned and seconded an item for vote will be indicated and the tally for each item will be displayed. See the agenda for the meeting on March 20-21 for an example.

March 30, 2007 - Accountability System Updated
The Accountability System has been updated to align with the latest report on the framework. In addition, all the accountability reports are now available from these pages.

March 29, 2007 - New Option for the Colleges Mailing List
The California Colleges Mailing List now includes the Year Established as an option to add to the downloaded file. Look for it under Other Information Available.

March 23, 2007 - Institutional Comparison
Pick up to 4 institutions and compare their data.

March 16, 2007 - Publications Listing Reformatted
The Chronological and Topical Lists of Commission publications have been reformatted to take advantage of the new look and feel of the website.

March 13, 2007 - External Reports Now Categorized
The Commission's list of External Reports has been categorized using the same topics found on the Topical List.

March 9, 2007 - Commission Meeting Agenda Reformatted
The format for the agendas on the website has been redesigned to provide easier access to expanded resources. The meeting on March 20-21 is the first to use this new format.

March 8, 2007 - Education Foundations in Useful Links
A new category -- Education Foundations has been added to Useful Links.

March 1, 2007 - Enrollments by Grade Level for Public K-12 Schools Updated
Enrollments by Grade Level Data for Public K-12 Schools have been uploaded for Academic Year 2005. The update is the result of the recent posting of 2005 Enrollments by Grade Level data by the California Department of Education.

March 1, 2007 - Home Page Updated
The Commission's Home Page has been updated to help draw users further into the Website.

February 20, 2007 - Custom Data Reports Training Manual Released
A Custom Data Reports Training Manual is now available. This manual takes you through the generation of report from start to finish.

February 13, 2007 - Glossary Updated
The glossary has been updated to provide links, where available, to the web page of the item defined in the glossary.

February 9, 2007 - Butte Community College Data Updated
Enrollments Data for Butte Community College for Academic Years 2003, 2004, and 2005 have been updated. Go to the Commission's On-Line Page to obtain a Custom Data report. The update is the result of collaborations between the Commission and Butte Community College regarding issues with First-Time Freshmen counts.

February 8, 2007 - Data Caveats Have Been Updated
New caveats have been entered for the Commission's Custom Data Reports. Go to the Caveats Page to see the list of Data Caveats.

January 24, 2007 - Issues Section Removed
The Issues Section was removed from the website.

January 24, 2007 - Website Updated to New CA.Gov Standards
The website has been converted to the new standards for California agencies. Please let us know what you think.

January 23, 2007 - List of Unrecognized Accreditation Agencies
A list of unrecognized accreditation agencies is available in the Accreditation section of the College Guide.

December 19, 2006 - Number of Title IV Institutions Updated
The Number of Title IV Institutions in the 2004-05 academic year for all states has been posted on the California Context page.

December 19, 2006 - California County Data Updated
The 2003 data for Median Household Income and Percent in Poverty for California counties have been posted to the California Context page. These are the most recent data available from the US Census Bureau.

December 14, 2006 - Expansion of E-Mail Sign Ups
The Sign Up for Notification page has been expanded to include notification of new reports, new caveats, changes to the CDS/Crosswalk system, and new versions of the college guide.

December 8, 2006 - California Colleges and Universities, 2006
The latest version of the printed California Colleges and Universities, 2006 is now available for download.

November 22, 2006 - High School Information Added to Data by Ethnicity
Data by Ethnicity now includes charts showing high school graduates, a-g completions, 12th grade enrollment, and 9th grade enrollment by ethnicity for public high schools.

November 17, 2006 - Data by Ethnicity
A new section has been added to the Data Menu. Data by Ethnicity is a series of charts showing the percentage of students of an ethnicity as compared to the total for various public higher education statistics.

November 15, 2006 - Funding, Fees, Economic Comparisons
Data from the latest Fiscal Profiles report have been used to update the Funding, Fees, and Economic Comparison pages of the Accountability System.

November 13, 2006 - E-Mail Notification of Data Updates
The Commission has added the ability to sign up to receive notification when new data are posted to the website. Visit Sign Up for Notification and enter your e-mail address.

November 1, 2006 - CCC FTF Data
Data tables have been updated for California Community College (CCC) First-Time Freshmen Data. These numbers are used for many calculations on the website such as the College-Going Rates to Public Colleges and Universities.    Fall, 2005 CCC numbers are updated. The Commission anticipates updating the CCC numbers again before the end of the year as better data become available from the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

October 31, 2006 - Full Year Transfer Data
Data tables have been updated for Full Year Transfers to Public Institutions.    Data are now available for 2006.

October 31, 2006 - Per Capita Data
Options are now available on the Appropriations page and on the Needs-Based Scholarship page of California Context to display the data per capita in three different ways - per person in the population, per student enrolled, and per full-time equivalent student.

October 27, 2006 - Median Income
A new page has been added to the California Context page that displays a comparison of the Median Income of adults in the United States and California by educational attainment.

October 27, 2006 - CACollegeGuide.com
Fixed broken links on the college guide page. Registered CACollegeGuide with Google maps activating google maps on the college guide page.

October 27, 2006 - Staff Directory
A Directory of the e-mail addresses of Commission staff has been added to the website.

October 27, 2006 - Faster calculation of distance to a school
Calculate mileage to a college using AJAX technology. Calculation now done without refreshing the college guide page. For example: University of San Francisco

October 23, 2006 - ACT Scores and Participation Rates
ACT Exam score averages and participation rates of each of the states are now also available from the California Context page.

October 18, 2006 - SAT Scores and Participation Rates
Data showing the mean scores and participation rates of each of the states on the SAT Exam are now available from the California Context page.

October 11, 2006 - College-Going Rate for Private High Schools
Another option for college-going rates (CGR) is now available on the California Context page. A table has been added showing the CGR of private high school students to any public college or university by county.

September 28, 2006 - College-Going Rate Trends
Another new option for viewing college-going rates (CGR) is now available on the California Context page. A chart is available showing the trend in CGR over time of all public high school students to any public college or university. Options are also available to view the trend for any combination of ethnicity, gender, high school county, and public higher education segment.

September 25, 2006 - College-Going Rates
Several new options for viewing college-going rates (CGR) are now available on the California Context page. Charts include CGR from each county to each of the public segments of education and tables show CGR by county and by ethnicity and gender.

August 16, 2006 - Accreditation Information Added to Guide
Information about accreditation has been added to the guide. Also provided are listings of Regional Accreditations, U.S. Department of Education Recognized Accreditations, Council for Higher Education Accreditation Member Accreditations, and California State Agencies Approvals.

August 10, 2006 - 9th and 12th Grade Enrollment Added to College Destinations
The 9th and 12th Grade enrollments have been added to the College Destinations page of the High School Characteristics section of the website. See the College Destinations for Center High in Antelope as an example.

August 7, 2006 - A-G Completions Added to College Destinations
The number of students who completed the a-g requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University has been added to the College Destinations page of the High School Characteristics section of the website. See the College Destinations for Center High in Antelope as an example.

August 3, 2006 - New Terms of Use and Public Records Guide
The Disclaimer, Privacy Notification, and Reprint Permission pages were combined into a Terms of Use page to make room for the Guidelines for Access to California Postsecondary Education Commissionís Public Records in the links at the bottom of each page.

June 26, 2006 - Other Sources of College Information
A new page was added to the college guide to provide links to other sources of information about non-degree-granting institutions and closed schools.

June 21, 2006 - Printer-Friendly Version
A printer-friendly version of most web pages is now available through a link in the header of the page. See the About the Commission page for an example.

May 26, 2006 - Meeting Calendar
The Meeting Calendar was updated to show the meetings on all of the days of the weeks displayed instead of only this occurring within a single month.

May 26, 2006 - Crime Stats and NCES Links
Fixed link to OPE Crime Stastics on College Guide. Removed old links to NCES website. General reference made to NCES college search webpage.

May 12, 2006 - Browser Compatibility
Drop down menus work in IE 7 and Firefox.

April 27, 2006 - College Guide - Added Off Campus Locations
Added listing of off campus locations for an institution in the College Guide.

April 25, 2006 - Reports on the Issues Pages
The listing of the reports included on the Issues pages has been reordered so that the newest report is always at the top of the list, regardless of the type of report. See the Access page for an example.

April 21, 2006 - College Guide Enhanced
Enhanced the look and feel of the College Guide.

April 18, 2006 - Website Reconfiguration
The size of the Commission's Website pages have been expanded to use more of a 1024 X 768 screen.

April 4, 2006 - Agenda Sheet
The Agenda Sheet now contains links to the audio discussions for each item.

April 3, 2006 - Home Page
The menus and options on the Home Page have been redone to highlight new reports.

March 23, 2006 - Menu Bar
The Commission has implemented the Gold Standard of menu bars for greater visibility.

March 1, 2006 - Data Caveats
The Data Caveats page has been restructured to make it easier to read.

February 28, 2006 - Data Sources
A new page has been added to document the Data Sources for information on the Commission's website.

February 10, 2006 - Where to Find Data
A new page has been added to help users locate Where to Find Data on the Commission's website.

January 13, 2006 - Custom Data Reports
Links to the Glossary and the Data Element Dictionary have been added to the Final Options page of the Custom Data Reports.

January 13, 2006 - Data Element Dictionary
The Data Element Dictionary for Student Level has been updated to show the undergraduate/graduate classification of each level.

December 15, 2005 - County Statistics
The statistics graphs for the counties in the Regional Data section of the website have been updated with the most current data. View the detail page for Madera County as an example.

December 13, 2005 - New Option for Address Download
The calendar system of the colleges and universities is now available as an option in the California Colleges Mailing List.

December 2, 2005 - Changes to Custom Data Reports
A new option has been added to the Higher Education Enrollment and Degrees / Completions sections of the Custom Data Reports. Both now offer the ability to aggregate by the student's disability.

October 25, 2005 - Another Addition to New Section of Quick Data
Graphs have been added to California Context to show the poverty rates and median incomes of the states.

October 24, 2005 - Addition to New Section of Quick Data
California Context now includes graphs that compare California counties to each other and to the State. Data include college-going rates, unemployment, and median income.

October 21, 2005 - New Section of Quick Data
California Context has several graphs that compare California to the rest of the nation. Data include the cost of postsecondary education, enrollment numbers, and faculty salary information.

October 19, 2005 - Publications Survey
The Commission has released a survey on the quality and relevance of its publications.

October 13, 2005 - Two New Student Success Measures
Two graphs have been added to the Accountability System under Student Success: one showing the types of degrees awarded and one showing the relative number of degrees awarded to students with disabilities.

October 12, 2005 - New Diversity Measure
The Accountability System now includes a graph of the relative enrollment of students with disabilities.

September 15, 2005 - New Drop Down Menus
Updated and moved navigational drop-down menus. Menu's can now be found under the California Postsecondary Education Commission graphic header. In addition to a new color scheme, the menu's overlay combo and list boxes. Previous menus appeared partially underneath boxes obstructing the view of the drop-down menu's.

September 6, 2005 - New Administration Measure
In addition to a graph of funding from General Purpose Funds and Resident Student Fee Revenues in the Accountability System, there is now a graph of Resident Student Fee Revenues as a percent of General Purpose Funds and as a percent of combined funding.

September 2, 2005 - First Administration Measure
The Accountability System now has a graph of funding from General Purpose Funds and Resident Student Fee Revenues for each public system and the state as a whole.

September 1, 2005 - New Option for First-Time Freshmen Diversity
Enrollment of eighth graders from five years previous statewide and in the institution's county, region, and draw area have been added as a comparison option in the first-time freshmen diversity report in the Accountability System.

September 1, 2005 - Two New Accountability Measures
Two measures have been added to the Accountability System. Charts are now available for college attendance as a percent of population and transfers as a percent of sophomore enrollment at the community colleges.

August 25, 2005 - New Diversity Measure
A new measure of the diversity of public colleges and universities has been added to the Accountability System. Graphs are now available showing the relative enrollment of students by age group.

August 25, 2005 - A Third New Student Progress Measure
Another new measure of Student Progress has been added to the Accountability System. Graphs are now available showing the relative enrollment of full-time and part-time students.

August 24, 2005 - Another New Student Progress Measure
Another new measure of Student Progress has been added to the Accountability System. Graphs are now available showing the relative enrollment of students at the Community College System.

August 23, 2005 - New Student Progress Measure
A new measure of Student Progress has been added to the Accountability System. Graphs are now available showing the enrollment of students by level.

August 22, 2005 - Additional Degree Diversity Options
The section on the diversity of degree recipients in the Accountability System now allows the selection of the type of degree conferred.

August 19, 2005 - Additional Freshman Diversity Options
In the diversity report for freshmen in the Accountability System, an option is now available to show the diversity based on whether the student attended public, private, or out-of-state high schools.

August 11, 2005 - New Preparation Measure
A second measure of student preparation has been added to the Accountability System showing the a-g completion rate at public high schools statewide and for regions from 1989 to present.

August 11, 2005 - Meeting Schedule and Agendas Reorganized
The listings of meetings for the Commission and its committees on both the Agenda and the Schedule pages have been combined into one chronological list.

August 10, 2005 - Student Preparation Measure in Accountability System
The first measure of student preparation has been added to the Accountability System. The tables show the graduation rate of freshmen at public high schools statewide and for regions from 1989 to present.

August 8, 2005 - Another New Measure in Accountability System
The Accountability System now includes a comparison of the changes in resident undergraduate fees at California Community Colleges to changes to common economic indicators.

August 5, 2005 - Outreach Program Search
You may now click on a city name in your search results to obtain a list of all high schools in that city.

August 5, 2005 - New Measure in Accountability System
The Accountability System now includes a comparison of the changes in resident undergraduate fees at California's public universities to changes to common economic indicators.

August 3, 2005 - Changes to Custom Data Reports
A link has been added to the Final Options page of the Custom Data Reports. This opens a new window with a table showing each system and the dates available in that report.

August 3, 2005 - Additional Changes to Accountability System
Another new measure has been added to the Accountability System: A report showing the gender and ethnic diversity of degree recipients is now available as a measure of Student Success.

August 2, 2005 - Changes to Accountability System
A new measure has been added to the Accountability System: A chart is now available showing the resident undergraduate fees charged at California's public colleges and universities from the 1965-66 fiscal year to present in actual or constant dollars.

August 1, 2005 - College and University Address Listing
An option has been added to the College and University Address Listing to allow the download of colleges only in the selected higher education systems. By default, all are selected.

July 29, 2005 - OutReach Programs
Outreach Program search page enhanced. Program data updated to 2004 - 2005.

July 26, 2005 - Custom Data Reports Improvements
Several changes were made to the Custom Data Reports:
  • A new option in the Freshmen reports allows the user to filter out high schools that did not send students to the requested colleges and universities.
  • The look of the description of the data query was changed to make it easier to read.
  • The descriptions for the college sections in the Transfer reports were modified so that the Sending and Receiving institutions are more obvious.
Thanks to our users who suggested these changes.

July 26, 2005 - Statewide Snapshots Improvements
The Most Popular Program Offerings of the Statewide Snapshots section has been expanded to include the top 20 programs instead of the top 10. In addition, a ranking was added so that the changes between years can be easily compared.

July 6, 2005 - Data Section Split
The Data section of the website has been spilt into two sections: About Data which contains information about the data the Commission collects and Data which uses the Commission's database to produce various reports.

July 6, 2005 - Home Page Reorganization
The Home page was reorganized to provide an area to highlight different sections of the website instead of links to popular pages.

July 6, 2005 - Communities Section Removed
The Communities section was removed from the website.

June 30, 2005 - Accountability System
A new Accountability System was added to the Commission's website. The first measure available is Ethnic and Gender Diversity.

June 29, 2005 - Permission to Reprint
A new page was added outlining the Commission's policy regarding Permission to Reprint Commission materials.

June 28, 2005 - More Custom Data Reports Improvements
The Freshmen Higher Education Enrollment reports on the Custom Data Reports were modified to make the selection of public and private high school graduates more logical.

June 24, 2005 - Custom Data Reports Improvements
More links to the Instructions page for the Custom Data Reports were added. In addition, the final report page was modified to indicate what was needed from this page to aid in resolving problems.

June 7, 2005 - Improving Teacher Quality FAQs
FAQs regarding the Improving Teacher Quality Program have been added to the main FAQs page.

June 7, 2005 - Improving Teacher Quality Grant Competition FAQs
FAQs specific to the grant competition have been added.

June 6, 2005 - Improving Teacher Quality 2005 Competition Readers
A Call for Readers has been added to the Federal Programs section.

May 23, 2005 - Driving Directions
The Driving Directions were updated to reflect the new office location.

May 20, 2005 - College Guide - added UC profiles
Added UC profiles, or fact sheets, for each UC campuses in the College Guide. Profiles can be found under the URL section labeled UC Profile. For an example, view University of California, Riverside.

May 18, 2005 - Improving Teacher Quality 2005 Competition
Information about the 2005 Competition and the Request for Proposals were added to the Federal Programs section.

April 15, 2005 - Position Letters
Added Position Letters to the legislative bill matrix.

April 8, 2005 - Statewide Snapshots
Statewide Snapshots page has been updated.

April 7, 2005 - Legislative Bill Matrix
Legislative priority bills again organized by legislative house.

March 31, 2005 - College Guide
Updating/adding school logos in the college guide.

March 24, 2005 - 2005/2006 Legislative Bill Matrix
Separated bill matrix into different categories.

March 11, 2005 - Navagational Change for Maps on College Guide
Zoom In and Zoom Out on area map.

March 3, 2005 - New Grouping for High Schools In Custom Data Reports
A new grouping was added to the Freshmen Enrollment reports in the Custom Data Reports that will allow users to select only Public Comprehensive High Schools when requesting data. Comprehensive High Schools includes Public K-12 Schools (Grades K-12) and Public High Schools (Grades 9-12). This differs from the Public High Schools grouping that also includes Public Alternative Schools and Public Continuation High Schools (Grades 9-12). More information about the categories used for schools can be found in the Data Element Dictionary under School Ownership.

March 2, 2005 - Data Systems Linked Together
Links were added to the Custom Data Reports section to facilitate navigating to the Transfer Pathways and High Schools Characteristics sections of the website.

March 2, 2005 - California Education Profiles
Linked to NCES website regarding California's Education Data Profiles. Profile Data is seperated into 4 sections: Elementary & Secondary Education Characteristics, Elementary & Secondary Education Finance, Postsecondary Education, and Demographics.

February 25, 2005 - Institution Profiles
First Time Freshman totals by county and distance added in Institution Profiles. An example is CSU Sacramento, under the section "Where Students Come From".

February 17, 2005 - Legislative Committee Members
Fixed links for the new legislative committee members.

February 17, 2005 - Community College Districts in Custom Data Reports
Reports in the Custom Data Reports that include the Community College System now include an option to add the Community College District.

February 11, 2005 - Legislative Bill & Summaries Update
Click on the authors name of the legislative bills for more information about the legislator.

February 7, 2005 - Additional Options on SAT Scores and High School GPA Page
New options were added to the SAT Verbal and Math scores and High School GPA page allowing the ethnicity, gender and institution aggregations to be removed.

February 4, 2005 - SAT Scores and High School GPA for Freshmen
A new page was added to present the average SAT Verbal and Math scores and High School GPA for Freshmen at the University of California.

January 28, 2005 - Reorganization Issues
A new page was added to organize documents in Response to Governor's Reorganization of the Commission.

January 20, 2005 - Subject A Data
Search the results of the UC Subject A Exam by county & year.

December 23, 2004 - Improving Teacher Quality
Updated and reorganized information for ITQ.

December 21, 2004 - Commission Officers and Committees
A new page was added to display the Commission officers and its committees and their members from the Commission.

November 16, 2004 - Transfer Pathways Update
A new option was added to the Transfer Pathways. A link is now available to view system-wide transfers from each Community College campus.

November 9, 2004 - Alternate Commissioners
Alternate commissioners are now listed on the Commissioners page. Biographies will be added as they become available.

October 21, 2004 - Community College District Added
The full-year transfer section of the Custom Data Reports has been modified to allow the inclusion of the Community College District.

October 18, 2004 - Transfer Pathways Download
An option has been added to the Transfer Pathways main page to allow the download of all of the data used in this section.

September 20, 2004 - RSS Newsfeed released
The Commission has released its RSS newsfeed. It is available from the Commission's homepage at www.cpec.ca.gov.

August 25, 2004 - College Address Download Options
The physical address for colleges is now available as a selectable option on the California Colleges Mailing List.

August 17, 2004 - Time to Degree
A new Issues section has been added displaying information about Time to Degree.

August 10, 2004 - Full-Year Transfer Data
Full-year transfer data are now available in the Custom Data Reports. The data reports can be customized to include multiple years, student ethnicity, and the names of the source institution and destination institution.

August 2, 2004 - Transfer Pathways
Transfer data for the 2003-04 academic year for the University of California have been added to the Transfer Pathways.

July 23, 2004 - County Profile
A link for instructions on how to print a report as a booklet was added to the footer of each page.

July 17, 2004 - County Profile
A link to the county profile has been added to the institution and institution profile pages.

July 15, 2004 - Data Element Dictionary Expanded
The Data Element Dictionary has been expanded to include descriptions of the K-12 data available and to include more of the supporting tables.

July 9, 2004 - Custom Data Reports Dates
A new page has been added to show the range of years available for all of the Custom Data Reports.

June 18, 2004 - Links to NCES
College Guide data pages linked to NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) website. These links provide more information about a college regarding financial aid, enrollment, acrreditations, and degree data.

June 16, 2004 - Students and Parents Community
The Students and Parents Community page was split to allow a more focused presentation of resources for both Students and Parents.

June 10, 2004 - Calendar of Education Agency Meetings
A new page has been added to show the meetings of the State's Education Agencies in a Calendar format.

May 19, 2004 - New Eligibility Issues Page
A new page has been added to the Issues section of the website to highlight Eligibility. It includes links to the most recent report, links to previous reports, and general information.

May 6, 2004 - Statewide Snapshots
The Statewide Snapshots page has been updated. It is now menu driven. Users can select individual data snapshots.

May 3, 2004 - Institution Profiles
Additional transfer data have been added to the Institution Profiles page. The data show high school and community college student transfer totals from 10 years ago. Also, the listed high schools are linked to our outreach programs page.

April 26, 2004 - Institution Profiles
A section has been added to Institution Profiles showing where students come from (at four year public institutions). An example is CSU Sacramento.

April 15, 2004 - Statewide Snapshots
A page has been added to provide a quick glance of Statewide Snapshots of higher education statistics.

April 8, 2004 - Educational and Demographic Statistics Graphs
Graphs of Educational and Demographic Statistics show how a county compares to other counties and to the statewide average.

April 8, 2004 - County Details Pages Added
This County Details page includes a list of legislative districts, a list of colleges and universities, and links to the graphs showing educational and demographic statistics.

April 6, 2004 - Additional Option in the California Colleges Mailing List
The e-mail address for most colleges is now available as a selectable option on the California Colleges Mailing List.

April 6, 2004 - Release Notes Available as a Link on Each Page
A link to this page was added to the menu at the bottom of each page.

April 6, 2004 - Navigation Menus Enhanced
The navigation menu at the top of each page was modified to make it easier to use and to use the color scheme of the rest of the page. In addition, the major categories for the Useful Links were added to the menu.

April 6, 2004 - New Issues Section Expanded
The new Issues section has been expanded to include Transfer, Educational Equity, Student Financial Aid / Fees, Outreach / College Preparation, and Workforce Preparation.

March 30, 2004 - New Executive Director Biography
A new biography for Acting Executive Director Murray J. Haberman has been added. Graphic links for the former director and Education Insights Weblog have been removed.

March 26, 2004 - New Issues Section
A new section has been added to highlight the Issues faced by postsecondary education in California.

March 22, 2004 - Recently Viewed History - Updated
Tracking history for enrollment data, degree data, and institution profiles.

March 19, 2004 - Zip Code Search
The zip code function of the college guide calculates the distance to a particular school from any zip code.

March 15, 2004 - Recently Viewed History
Tracking a users history as they navigate through the college guide and some report pages.

March 8, 2004 - College and University Graduation Rates
Graduation rates are now available from the description pages for colleges and universities in the College Guide.

March 8, 2004 - County Profile Search
A new search feature was added for the County Profiles allowing searches against data within the document.

March 3, 2004 - Website Search
The Search results pages were modified to make it easier to see the results and move between the result types.

March 1, 2004 - Useful Links
The Useful Links was modified to include a menu of the categories selected.

February 27, 2004 - College Maps
The descriptions of each college in the College Guide now have maps with three levels of zoom.

February 18, 2004 - Publications Search
The Publication Search of publications expanded to include other options and to make it easier to use.

February 17, 2004 - Topical Report Listing
The topical index of publications has been completed and made more usable.

February 6, 2004 - County Profiles
New educational and demographic profiles for each county were added.

February 6, 2004 -Custom Data Reports
The Custom Data Reports was expanded to include private high school graduates.

February 3, 2004 - Advanced College Search
The advanced college search was changed to allow users to search for schools offering different degree levels.

January 20, 2004 - Calendar on the Home Page
The home page was modified to include a calendar of upcoming meetings of California's education agencies and commissions.

January 14, 2004 - New Community Pages
Several community pages were added to the website to organize information for easier access.

January 5, 2004 - New Education Insights
The Education Insights weblog was created to highlight articles, reports and other current documents on higher education. NOTE: Section has been retired due to the resignation of Robert Moore as Executive Director.

December 23, 2003 - Data Element Dictionary
A table definition section was added to data element dictionary.

December 17, 2003 - School Codes and Cross-Walk System
An option was added to the School Codes and Cross-Walk System download to allow a user to format the downloaded file as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

December 9, 2003 - Data Element Dictionary
A data element dictionary was added to the Custom Data Reports that includes descriptions of codes used by the Commission as well as a cross-walk to data elements used by other agencies.

December 4, 2003 - School Codes and Cross-Walk System
A filtering system was added to the School Codes and Cross-Walk System download that allows the user to select the type of schools, the location of the schools, and the downloaded file options for both the CDS file and the Cross-Walk file.