SAN FRANCISCO—Leaders of California’s three higher-education systems are launching an initiative to increase the number of community college students transferring to the state’s four-year universities.
The heads of the University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges said Wednesday they would establish a joint task force to develop plans to boost transfers to UC and CSU from the state’s 110 two-year colleges.
They say increased community college transfers will help reduce the cost of obtaining a four-year degree, expand educational access among disadvantaged groups and allow students to start college closer to home.
Currently, about 14,000 community college students transfer to UC each year, and about 55,000 transfer to CSU.
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