This report offers a selection of highlights from this comprehensive, statewide survey of transfer-intending African American/Black students. It specifically elevates findings related to the four core student experiences: gateway English and math completion, academic counseling, Umoja participation, and academic probation.
We offer these results and recommendations to individuals working within the CCC system and beyond to decrease opportunity gaps for transfer-motivated African American/Black students and ensure they make progress toward their educational goal: a bachelor’s degree.
For background, we start by reviewing our prior research that informs this current effort. Then, we describe the survey participants and summarize new insights from the students themselves on the four core student experiences our research shows uniquely impact their transfer journey. Student quotes from the open-ended questions in the survey appear throughout in callout boxes. We conclude with recommendations for how colleges, districts, and other constituents can act on this information to better support transfer-motivated African-American/Black students. We also suggest future opportunities to mine this robust dataset and identify other points of leverage for improving transfer pathways for African American/Black students.