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Media Statement — Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on the University of California’s Transfer Plan for California Community Colleges Students

July 7, 2015

Sacramento —California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris responds to University of California’s introduction of a new academic roadmap for California Community Colleges students who plan to apply to transfer to UC campuses, a step forward in an effort to simplify the admissions process and help students better prepare for transfer to the university.

MEDIA STATEMENT — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issues statement on budget deal 

June 16, 2015

Sacramento — California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris today issued the following statement on the budget deal struck by Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders: 

PRESS RELEASE — Interim general counsel for California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office named

June 16, 2015

Sacramento — Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that Thuy Thi Nguyen, general counsel for the Peralta Community College District, has been named interim general counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.  

PRESS RELEASE — California Community Colleges overhauls nation's largest virtual catalog of online courses, marks progress on system-wide improvement to distance education

June 8, 2015

Sacramento — Chancellor Brice W. Harris today announced that the California Community Colleges has upgraded its web-based catalog of online college courses, California Virtual Campus, to  make it easier for students to find transferrable courses, marking a major milestone in the system's bid to improve student access and completion rates through enhanced distance education services. 

MEDIA ADVISORY — Major improvements in the California Community Colleges' online education effort to be introduced Monday 

June 3, 2015

Sacramento — Who: California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris; Pat James, executive director of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative; Steve Klein, program director, California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative. 



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California Community Colleges Commitment to War Veterans 

Short film: "California Community Colleges Commitment to Veterans"

More than 50 percent of the California veterans who use their G.I. Bill benefits to enroll in college do so at one of the state's 112 community colleges. This short film showcases the best practices in serving the needs of these returning veterans, who also share their thoughts and experiences on transitioning back to civilian life.

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Sierra College student Chessie Cooley-Rieders works on a prototype for a design project.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

General Facts:

  • With more than 2.1 million students on 112 campuses, the California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
  • Approximately one in every five community college students in the nation attends a California community college.
  • Most of the 112 colleges are on the semester system, but Foothill, DeAnza and Lake Tahoe community colleges are on the quarter system.
  • Three out of every 10 Californians ages 18-24 are currently enrolled in a community college.
  • Fifty-five percent of community college students are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and roughly 53 percent are female.

Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposed 2015-16 Budget for California Community Colleges:

  • Total funding proposed for the California Community Colleges is $7.3 billion, which is an increase of 8 percent compared to the 2014-15 fiscal year.
  • $106.9 million for increased access – This funding would increase access statewide for approximately 45,000 students (headcount).
  • $200 million for student success – These funds will be split evenly between Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) and Student Equity Plans. 
  • $48 million for Career Technical Education – These one-time funds are proposed for support of the SB 1070 Career Technical Education Pathways Program.