ELAC Awarded as 2020 Champion of Higher EducationPosted: Nov/16/2020 8:21 AM
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MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been named a 2020 Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity for exemplary work in implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). ELAC has shown a dedication to transfer students and this award is a validation of that effort.
The ADT provides a streamlined pathway between the California Community Colleges and the California State University (CSU) system. Compared to a traditional transfer student, ADT transfers earn their bachelor’s degree nearly twice as fast from a CSU. 798 ELAC students earned an ADT in the 2017-2018 school year and that increased to 1,088 students in the 2018-2019 year. That was once of the largest increases for any California Community College.
The Campaign for College Opportunity will be recognizing ELAC during a digital event titled Advancing Higher Education Equity Speaker Series: Committing to Transfer as a Key Racial Equity Strategy on November 19th, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:00pm via Zoom. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Honorable Assemblymember Marc Berman, student leaders from the California Community College and CSU system, and other California Community College and CSU honorees will join over 300 attendees for this event.
The Campaign for College Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to ensuring that the next generation of college-age students in California has the chance to go to college and succeed. They honor schools that show exemplary efforts to improve student success every year with their Champion of Higher Education awards. To learn more about the Associate Degree for Transfer at ELAC and what degrees are available please visit our website.
ELAC is in its 75th year as an academic institution and continues to serve the Los Angeles area with education needs. This academic year is a celebration of our past and an excitement for our future. To learn more about some of the key alumni in our 75 years of history please click here.