The California Community College system is comprised of 116 public community colleges with 2.1 million students and is the largest system of higher education in the United States.
California’s community colleges are the largest provider of workforce training
in the world with more than 200 programs – crafted in collaboration with business and labor and taught by industry professionals – ranging from craft brewing to engineering to automotive technology. Some 80,000 California community college students transfer seamlessly to a University of California or California State University campus every year. And every year, nearly 40,000 California community college students earn an Associate Degree for Transfer t
hat guarantees them admission as juniors to a Cal State campus and other participating universities.