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California

Strategic Measures

What is the state's performance in regard to its two-year public colleges, based on seven strategic performance measures?

Strategic Measure Outcome National Rank Among
All States
Trend
Graduation + transfer rate 38.6 % # 24
First-year retention rate 87.9 % # 2
Cost per student (FTE) $7,492 # 44
Cost per completion $66,978 # 9
Completions per 100 FTE students 11 # 51
Cost of attrition * $98.2m N/A
Student loan default rate 15.6 % # 7

* Amount spent by the colleges to educate first-year degree-seeking students (first-time, full-time) who did not begin a second year.