Student Success

PCC’s Guided Pathways Approach to Becoming Student-Ready

PCC has made a commitment to transform policies and practices so we are prepared to serve all of our students equitably and effectively.


PCC is a great college.


In 2019, PCC was named a top ten finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The committee noted our impressive transfer rates, strong focus on improving outcomes for low-income students and students of color, and dedicated services for war veterans. PCC was also a 2017 Aspen Prize finalist.

We are ranked #1 in Southern California and #2 in the state in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer.

PCC Pathways’ effective use of guided pathways strategies has resulted in outstanding completion outcomes.


Why change?


PCC’s 2010-11 cohort of first-time college students were tracked for six years. 

 

A Few of PCC's Bright Spots

47% did not complete a degree applicable English class.

52% did not complete a degree applicable math class 


44% did not receive a degree, certificate or transfer.

20% had not completed 30 units.

Source: 2017 CA Community College Student Success Scorecard

We can and must do more.


Our Mission

Close equity gaps for all student groups, particularly Latinos/as and African Americans.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Stay student-focused
  • Commit to learning
  • Use evidence to change
 


Helping Students Complete

Our Theory of Change

PCC is using the guided pathways framework to support students at every step of their academic journey at PCC and to prepare them for meaningful careers.


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