For the second time in the last three years, Fullerton College is ranked the No. 1 community college in California to transfer the most students to the California State University system.
According to new CSU data, Fullerton College transferred 1,580 students to the CSU system in 2018 – 2019. This is slightly above the number of students who transferred in 2016-2017 when Fullerton College was also ranked No. 1. Additional data reveals Fullerton College ranks No. 1 in the number of Hispanic students who transferred to the CSU last year with a total of 827.
“We are excited to once again be the top community college in California to transfer students to the California State University system,” said President Greg Schulz. “This achievement affirms our strong transfer culture and is evidence that our high-touch services provided by faculty, staff and counselors in the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Centers is helping more students complete their goal of transfer.”
Increased counseling and support staff within the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Centers has helped outreach to students in a variety of new ways, such as using social media to help promote services and activities, and being more intentional with efforts to reach and support disproportionately impacted student groups as defined in Fullerton College’s equity plan, according to Cadena Cultural and Transfer Center director, Cecilia Arriaza.
“Fullerton College is by far not the largest community college in California, but we experience high transfer rates thanks to the many programs and collaborative efforts between student services and instructional colleagues,” Arriaza said.
For the past seven years, Fullerton College has consistently ranked in the top five community colleges that transfer Hispanic students to the CSU. This is due to intentional effort. In 2011, Fullerton College was one of the first community colleges to adopt a goal focusing specifically on the success rates of Hispanic students. In addition to the Cadena Cultural and Transfer Centers, resources such as the Promise Program, Puente Program, Males Achieving Success conference, Student Diversity Success Initiative (SDSI), Grads to Be, Honors Program, Umoja, and EOPS support students and prospective students in achieving their goals at the college.
The Transfer Center provides services that enhance awareness of campus diversity and facilitate transfer to four-year colleges and universities in the form of workshops, university tours and on-site visits, transfer application assistance, counseling and more. Students have access to services and numerous events throughout the year to help them with the transfer process. To learn more about transfer services at Fullerton College, please visit transfer.fullcoll.edu/.