My wife pointed me to this article:
The article does talk about some onging changes/improvements but, overall paint a bleak picture for Cal CC students.
Transfer club at Oakland's Merritt College helps students navigate path to universities - ContraCostaTimes.com
"Each year, more than 100,000 students flock to California's community colleges with the hope of transferring to four-year institutions. Only about a quarter of them make the leap within four years. The reasons behind that statistic are many, from a lack of academic preparation to the formidable balancing act that some students manage with work, study and family. But the notoriously complex transfer process hasn't helped. With its countless deadlines and a different set of requirements for each university campus and major, the path to a bachelor's degree is often hard to see."
"In recent years, students faced a moving target as colleges froze spring transfer admissions or stiffened requirements to ration slots -- all while community colleges cut back on classes and academic counseling. "
Many moons ago, I went to a CC, transfered to a CSU in 2 years and graduated 2 years after that. I felt like I was fighting a tide the whole time. It sounds like that current has gotten stronger.
Meanwhile, highschoolers through out the state are being led to believe transfering to a CSU or UC of theri choosing in 2 years is easy and cost effective. I think it's a shame.