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Accreditation

- The first community college was established in 1901

- About 47% US high school graduates entering community colleges

- Community college students could transfer to any universities, as long as they have community college transcripts. Many graduates transferred to Columbia, Cornell, UC Berkeley, etc.

- Of course, community colleges in some states have mature transfer program with universities, e.g.

  • University of Washington (Ranking: 42) will dedicate 30% spaces to Washington community college graduates.
  • University of California accept lots of California community college graduates
University of California Campuses US News & Rankings (for reference only) % of Freshmen from California Community Colleges
UC Berkeley 21 27%
UCLA 24 40%
UC San Diego 35 53%
UC Davis 42 60%
UC Irvine 46 65%
UC Santa Cruz 71 67%
UC Sanata Barbara 42 69%
UC Riverside 96 77%

- Some community colleges have transfer agreements with universities, provide university acceptance at the time of entering community colleges.

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