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Thursday, September 05, 2019

Magazine names COC top college for adult learners | Education - Santa Clarita Valley Signal

College of the Canyons recently ranked among the best U.S. colleges for adult learners in the Sept/Oct issue of Washington Monthly by Gilbert Bernal, Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
Adult learner and graduate from the Adult Reentry program at College of the Canyons.
Photo:  courtesy College of the Canyons

COC was ranked no. 1 in Los Angeles County, second in Southern California as the “Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.”

Washington Monthly analyzed data from 978 two-year colleges to create its list of the top 100 two-year colleges with registered students over the age of 25.

Dianne G. Van Hook, COC chancellor, highlighted the college’s flexible adult learning services, in a statement responding to the recognition...

Washington Monthly analyzed data from the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System survey, as well as the department’s College Scorecard database to rank colleges using the following eight metrics:
  • Ease of transfer/enrollment
  • Flexibility of programs
  • Services available for adult students
  • The percentage of adult students at the college
  • Graduation rates of part-time students
  • Mean earnings of adult students ten years after entering college
  • Loan repayment rates of adult students five years after entering repayment
  • Tuition and fees for in-district students
COC scored 17 points out of 19 possible points,  — 4 out of 4 for ease of transfer, 7 out of 9 for flexibility of programs, and 6 out of 6 for adult student services.

Source: Santa Clarita Valley Signal