In a push to increase transfer rates to four-year universities, Citrus College targeted a goal of creating 13 transfer degrees to California State Universities, and recently the community college surpassed its goal by creating a 14th degree.
The goal to increase transfer degrees came after the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act, which allowed students who complete an associate degree designated for transfer guaranteed admission to the CSU system, was signed into law in 2010, according to a Citrus College statement.
In 2013, 258 Citrus College students earned associate degrees for transfer, up from 42 students the previous year.
Citrus College offers associate degrees for transfer in 14 programs of study: administration of justice, business administration, communication studies, early childhood education, elementary education, English, history, kinesiology, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, and theater arts.
“I am so proud of Citrus College for being at the forefront of this new statewide initiative, said Mrs. Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, in a statement. “I am most grateful for the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff in achieving this impressive goal. I also thank Dr. Perri and the entire college community who work so diligently to provide our students with the resources they need to succeed.”