The California Community Colleges System (CCCS) is the largest system of higher education in the world, serving over 2.1
million students each year. The system is composed of 113 two-year colleges statewide organized
into 72 districts. With a wide range of educational offerings, California's community colleges
provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and
preparation for transfer to four-year institutions. Campuses in the CCCS offer associate
degrees and short-term job training certificates in more than 175 fields, and train more than 100,000
individuals each year in industry-specific workforce skills. The system is the largest provider of workforce training in the state and nation.
Moreover, nearly half of California's
science and engineering graduates from the University of California and
California State University systems
are community college transfer students.