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California Community College Resources

The Office of Research and Planning recommends the following resources for faculty and staff in the California Community Colleges. Please select a link to view the resources available at the site.


The following link to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College (ACCJC) may be helpful to you if you are interested in accreditation. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges maintains documents that detail accreditation standards for community colleges. Please view the site for more information:

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (Main Page)

California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Data Mart

If you are interested in data on Cerritos College and other California Community Colleges, visit the CCCCO Data Mart. The CCCCO Data Mart contains the following data elements searchable by district.

Student Demographics (ethnicity, age, gender, enrollment status, day/evening status, academic level, and unit load)
FTES by Distance Education Status
Student Program Award
Student Financial Aid Award
Student Matriculation Services
Student Assessment Services
Student Services Programs (DSPS, EOPS, CalWorks)
Program Retention/Success Rates
Staffing Reports

The Chancellor's Office also produces reports on the California Community Colleges. Please select the following links to view the reports:

First Report to the Legislature on the Status of Systemwide Investigation of College/High School Concurrent Enrollment

Ladders of Opportunity

Real Cost of Education

Please click on one of the following links for a definition of Student Right to Know and to access the data.

VTEA Core Indicators Report

2005 Fee Impact Report

Transfer Capacity and Readiness in the California Community Colleges: A Report to the Legislature (2002)

Research and Planning Group (RP Group) for the California Community Colleges

For more resources on students in the California Community Colleges, please see the RP Group links below:

RP Group (Main Page)

Operational Definitions (Course Enrollment, Course Retention, Course Completion, Course Success, Term-to-Term Persistence, Transfer Ready)

Center for Student Success

State and National Reports

The Office of Research and Planning recommends the following resources particularly relevant to faculty and staff in the California Community Colleges. Please select a link to view the resources available at the site.

Data Resources on Community Colleges and Higher Education

The following links may be helpful if you are interested in data on community colleges. Please click on the link for the site:

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Data Mart
The CCCCO Data Mart contains data elements searchable by district, including student demographics, student enrollment, program awards, financial aid awards, and program retention/success rates.

California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)
The CBEDS database contains student and staff data from the K-12 sector. The data are collected annually and include information on student enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollment, and enrollment in alternative education, gifted and talented education programs.

California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)
The CPEC site offers data on demographics of higher education in California and more specialized data on, for example, transfer pathways from California Community Colleges to UC and CSU systems. Data are listed by institutional name.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data on all sectors of education in the U.S. and abroad.

NCES-Digest of Education Statistics
The Digest of Education Statistics provides statistical information covering broad fields in all sectors of U.S. education.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a database of surveys designed to collect data on U.S. higher education.

VTEA Core Reports
VTEA Core Indicator Reports for Occupational Programs.

Resources for Scholarly Publications on Community Colleges and Higher Education

If you are interested in research reports and scholarly publications about Cerritos College or other California community colleges, please view the links and brief descriptions that follow:

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC provides a large searchable database of scholarly and practitioner-oriented publications related to all sectors and issues in education.

National Education Association (NEA)-Higher Education
This NEA site provides reports on institutions of higher education across the U.S.

Community College Research Center
This site, associated with Teachers College-Columbia University, offers scholarly research and publications on various issues related to community colleges.

General Resources for K-12 Education and Higher Education

For more general resources on higher education, including community colleges, please see the links below:

U.S. Census Bureau Educational Attainment Data
The "Educational Attainment" section of the the U.S. Census Bureau's site provides data on performance indicators across U.S. educational sectors.

U.S. Department of Education
The homepage for links to the U.S. Department of Education.

SchooolMatters is a web-based service from the National Education Data Partnership that provides in depth information and analysis about public schools and education agencies.

California State University "Quick Reports" (Systems Office)
This "Quick Reports" site contains reports and facts on the California State University system.

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