Friday, May 1, 2015
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College Ranks #3 Statewide Among Its Peers - Press Release, Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA—Ohlone College is ranked #3 for medium-size community colleges statewide, according to data provided by the state Chancellor’s Office. First reported on the EdSmart website, Ohlone’s graduation and transfer rate is the sixth highest in the state out of the 112 schools in the California Community College system. The Tri-Cities have another reason to be proud!
Each year, the Chancellor’s Office ranks California’s community colleges using a scorecard that examines factors such as transfer rate, retention, associates degrees earned, and others. In this thorough review of colleges, data is released that compares schools of comparable sizes and the top five in each size category were presented. In its size, Ohlone was chosen as number three with a 52.1% graduation and transfer rate and a 91.1% first-year retention rate.
Ohlone’s particular strengths lie in basic skills courses in math and English. In basic skills math courses, Ohlone students have the fourth highest success rate statewide. In English they perform in the top 15%. The article also mentions Ohlone’s unique Deaf Studies department, and describes the college as a “richly diverse campus.” Ohlone College offers 177 degrees and certificates with 21 associate degrees for transfer, or ADTs, which guarantee transfer students a spot at a CSU. Ohlone is proud of the dedicated administration, staff, and faculty who work hard to provide quality education to students.
For all ranking metrics and all other pertinent information on the top community colleges in California for 2015, please visit http://www.edsmart.org/top-community-colleges-california/