The California Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCCBA) is a collegial organization that is dedicated to developing, promoting and strengthening community college baccalaureate programs in California.

Serving as a leading resource for institutions seeking to re-define their higher education practices and offerings, the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) aims to promote affordable access to community college baccalaureate degrees as a means of closing the nation’s racial, ethnic and economic gaps.


California community colleges can help you achieve your goals and become the hero of your story. You can do great things with a college education.

In recent years, community colleges have been granted permission to offer four-year degrees. For some, this represents a great opportunity to get an education at an affordable price. But for others, worry with regard to the quality of these newly established programs is a point of concern.

Though community colleges primarily award 2-year degrees, many of these institutions have started offering bachelor's degree programs that allow students to earn a 4-year degree. Keep reading to learn more about this degree option, including pros and cons that can help you decide if it's a good option for you.

On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 850 (Block, 2014) authorizing the Board of Governors of California's Community Colleges, in consultation with representatives of the California State University and University of California, to establish a statewide baccalaureate degree pilot program at no more than 15 California Colleges.

With 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges, our mission is to provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy.