Pasadena City College Honored as “Champion for Higher Education”

first_img Subscribe For the fifth year in a row, Pasadena City College has been recognized as a “Champion for Higher Education” by the Campaign for College Opportunity.As it has been every year since 2016, PCC was honored by the advocacy group for the college’s success in granting Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs), a specialized series of credentials that streamline students’ transfer to four-year universities.According to data collected by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, PCC awarded 2,410 ADTs in the 2019-2020 academic year, more than any other community college – and nearly 900 more than in 2018-19.This is the third consecutive year that PCC has led the state.When ADTs were created through SB 1440 in 2010, they connected California’s community colleges to the California State University system. Since then, the transfer pathway has widened to include some University of California institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, and other private colleges and universities.“We are so thrilled to join our colleagues across the state and celebrate this achievement,” said Erika Endrijonas, PCC’s superintendent/president. “Transfer is at the heart of what we do for our community, and these ADTs are a key part of our service in that area. California has 10 years of service through the ADT, and we’re only getting started.”PCC currently offers more than 30 ADTs in a broad range of subjects, and the college has issued nearly 8,500 of the credentials since they were first granted in 2011.The most recent honors were delivered at a virtual event hosted by the Campaign for College Opportunity Thursday, Nov. 19. Among the speakers were Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Asm. Marc Berman, as well as Elizabeth Moreno, a PCC alumna and current Cal Poly student in psychology. In her remarks Ms. Moreno paid tribute to her PCC counselors for her success.In other recent news, PCC was highlighted by the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education in its annual summary of colleges that advance diversity. PCC is now No. 3 in the nation in granting degrees to students of minority backgrounds, up from No. 5. In addition, Diverse’s data show that the college is No. 6 nationally (and No. 1 in California) for granting degrees to Latinx students and No. 2 nationally and in the state in degrees to Asian American students (behind Golden West College).Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the San Gabriel Valley with a diverse, equity-driven learning community that inspires student success. Our academic programs encompass a variety of degrees, transfer programs, certificates of achievement, and occupational skills certificates that challenge students and support progress toward their goals. Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC is consistently one of California¹s top schools for transfers to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, APU, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 56 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Pasadena City College Honored as “Champion for Higher Education” College leads the state in Associate Degrees for Transfer for third year running STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 6:41 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more