The Campaign for College Opportunity (CCO) named Cypress College and Fullerton College 2021 Equity Champions of Higher Education. The colleges received this recognition for their exemplary work in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) to Latinx students.
A data-driven award, CCO examines the percentage point gap (PPG) to identify campuses that are excelling in awarding ADTs to Latinx students, relative to campus wide ADT conferral rates. According to the award letter, "the PPG tells [CCO] when campuses are acting with intentionality to ensure Latinx students who have a transfer goal earn an ADT. Across all California Community Colleges, [Cypress College and Fullerton College] ensured that a high proportion of degree or transfer seeking Latinx students received an ADT in the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a tremendous achievement and the real work of equity."
Cypress College and Fullerton College will be recognized at the Champions of Higher Education Celebration from 10-11:30 a.m. on November 16, 2021 via Zoom. Assemblymember Marc Berman will provide remarks and the colleges will be joined by student leaders and other California Community College and CSU honorees. For more information, and to join the celebration, visit: https://collegecampaign.org/events/.