Aiding Success: The Role of Federal and State Financial Aid in Supporting California's Community Colleges (2017)
Aiding Success: The Role of Federal and State Financial Aid in Supporting California Community College Students documents the variation in student graduation and transfer rates by students' financial situation.
The authors of Aiding Success analyzed detailed financial aid and student success data from the CCCCO system that underlie the Student Success Scorecard, an online consumer information tool. The data tracks 184,705 first-time students from the 2009-10 school year through 2014-15. The report includes federal, state, and college-level policy recommendations to better support community college students' abilities to persist and complete degrees or certificates, or to transfer to four-year institutions.