Black Transfer Applications Surge at the University of California

Over the past two years the number of African-American students seeking to transfer from community colleges to undergraduate programs at the University of California have surged. In 2009, 848 black students sought to transfer from a community college to one of the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California system. This year there are 1,379 black students seeking to transfer. This is an increase of nearly 63 percent. Overall, the number of applicants seeking to transfer is up 32 percent since 2009.

This year 599 black students applied to transfer from a California community college to the flagship Berkeley campus. This is an increase of 46 percent since 2009. The University of California at Los Angeles received 753 transfer applications from African Americans this year. This is an increase of 48 percent since 2009.