Looking at COM’s performance on its institution-set standards over the past three academic years, the data show clear improvement on the number of students transferring to UC and CSU campuses, and fall-to-spring persistence of our first-time students.
The number of students transferring to UC/CSU campuses increased from 231 in 2015-16 to 268 in 2017-18. That’s a 16% increase. The percentage of first-time freshman who enrolled in spring following their first semester at COM increased from 66.1 percent in 2015-16, to 69.6 percent in 2016-17, to 74.2 percent in 2017-18. This upward trend suggests that activities put in place to help new students transition into college (learning communities and other initiatives designed to support them in their first year) are working.