College Promise in California

What is College Promise in California?

Since 2016, the California College Promise Project (CCPP) has been tracking the growth of College Promise programs across the state. College Promise programs are considered active if they:

  • Provide direct financial support to students*
  • Have universal eligibility criteria rather than subjective admissions processes
  • Intend to continue the program over time

*Community college-based programs that provide only the need-based California College Promise Grant (CCPG) to eligible students are included. Programs are not included if they only provide students financial and other support outside of the standard school year, such as small stipends for summer coursework.

Active California College Promise Programs

Program Name

Institution

Year Launched

4CD Promise at Los Medanos College Contra Costa Community College District 2018
4CD Promise at Diablo Valley College Contra Costa Community College District 2018
4CD Promise at Contra Costa College Contra Costa Community College District 2018
Antalope Valley College Promise Antelope Valley College 2019
Azusa Pacific Guaranteed Admission Partnerships Azusa Pacific University 2017
Barstow College Promise Barstow Community College 2017
Berkeley City College Promise Berkeley City College 2019
Butte College Promise Butte College 2018
Cabrillo College Promise Cabrillo College 2018
Cañada Promise Scholars Program Cañada Community College 2018
Central Valley Promise at Fresno City College State Center Community College District 2018
Central Valley Promise at Reedly College State Center Community College District 2018
Central Valley Promise at Clovis College State Center Community College District 2018
Cerritos Complete Cerritos College 2016
Cerro Coso Promise Cerro Coso College 2017
CCPG at Chabot College Chabot College N/A
Citrus College Promise Citrus College 2018
Coastline College Promise Coastline College 2017
College of Alameda Promise College of Alameda 2016
College of the Canyons First Year Promise College of the Canyons 2017
College of the Redwoods College Access Program College of the Redwoods 2018
College of the Sequoias College Promise Reimbursement Program College of the Sequoias 2018
Columbia College Promise Columbia College 2018
COMPASS (College of Marin Providing Access and Success) College of Marin 2019
Compton College Promise Compton College 2018
Copper Mountain College Promise Copper Mountain College 2018
Corcoran Promise Corcoran Chamber of Commerce 2016
Cuesta Promise Cuesta College 2014
De Anza College Promise De Anza College 2018
Feather River College Promise Scholarship Feather River College 2018
Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova College Promise Folsom Lake College 2017
Foothill College Promise Foothill College 2018
Foundation Promise Scholarship City College San Francisco 2018
Free City City College San Francisco 2017
Gavilan College Promise Gavilan Community College 2018
Glendale College Promise Glendale College 2018
Golden Promise Golden West College 2018
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Promise at Cuyamaca College Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 2018
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Promise at Grossmont College Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 2018
Hancock Promise Allan Hancock College 2018
CCPG at Imperial Valley College Imperial Valley College N/A
Inyo Promise Owens Valley Unified School District 2014
Irvine Valley College Promise Irvine Valley College 2018
Kern Promise Bakersfield College 2017
Lake Tahoe College Promise Lake Tahoe Community College 2017
Las Positas AB19 ‘The California College Promise’ Las Positas College 2018
CCPG at Lassen Community College Lassen Community College N/A
Long Beach College Promise Long Beach City College/Long Beach Unified School District/CSU Long Beach 2008
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at  East Los Angeles College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at Los Angeles Valley College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Angeles Promise at West Los Angeles College Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Rios District Promise at Cosumnes River College Los Rios Community College District 2018
Los Rios District Promise at Folsom Lake College Los Rios Community College District 2018
Los Rios District Promise at Sacramento City College Los Rios Community College District 2018
Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarship Mammoth Lakes Foundation 2003
Mendocino College Promise Mendocino College 2019
Merced College Promise Merced College Foundation 2018
MiraCosta Promise MiraCosta College 2017
Mission First Scholarship Mission College 2018
Modesto Junior College Promise Modesto Junior College 2019
CCPG at Moorpark College Moorpark College N/A
Montclair Online to College Chaffey College 2018
Monterey Peninsula College Promise Monterey Peninsula College 2018
Moreno Valley College Promise Initiative Moreno Valley College 2016
Mt. SAC Promise+ Mt. San Antonio College 2019
MSJC Promise Program Mt. San Jacinto College 2019
Napa Valley College Promise Napa Valley College 2018
Norco College Promise Norco College 2019
North Orange Promise at Fullerton College Fullerton College 2018
North Orange Promise at Cypress College Cypress College 2018
Oakland Promise Oakland Mayor’s Office 2016
Ohlone Promise Ohlone College 2012
Ontario Community College Promise City of Ontario 2017
Oxnard Promise Oxnard College 2017
Palo Verde CHOICE Palo Verde College 2019
Palomar Promise Palomar College 2017
Paramount College Promise Paramount Unified School District 2019
Partnership for Access to College Education (PACE) University of LaVerne 2017
Pasadena City College Promise Pasadena City College 2017
Peralta Promise at Laney College Peralta Community College District 2017
Peralta Promise at Merritt College Peralta Community College District 2017
Pirates’ Promise Orange Coast College 2018
plEDGE at the College of the Desert College of the Desert 2017
Porterville College Promise Program Porterville College 2019
Richmond Promise West Contra Costa Unified School District 2016
Rio Hondo College Promise Rio Hondo College 2017
Riverside City College (RCC) Promise Program Riverside City College 2017
CCPG at Saddleback College Saddleback College 2018
Salinas Valley Promise Hartnell College 2018
San Bernardino Community College District Free College Promise Program at San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino Community College District 2019
San Bernardino Community College District Free College Promise Program at Crafton Hills College San Bernardino Community College District 2019
San Diego Promise at San Diego City College San Diego Community College District 2016
San Diego Promise at San Diego Mesa College San Diego Community College District 2016
San Diego Promise at San Diego Miramar College San Diego Community College District 2016
CCPG and AB19 at San Joaquin Delta College San Joaquin Delta College N/A
San Jose Promise at EVC Evergreen Valley College 2018
San Jose Promise at San Jose City College San Jose City College 2018
San Marcos Promise (PACE) The San Marcos Promise 2009
Santa Ana College Promise Santa Ana College 2016
Santa Barbara City College Promise Santa Barbara City College Foundation 2017
Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) Cabrillo College 2012
Santa Monica College Promise Santa Monica College 2017
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College 2018
Santiago Canyon College Promise Santiago Canyon College 2018
Shasta Promise Shasta College 2018
Sierra Promise Sierra College 2018
Siskiyou Promise College of the Siskiyous 2016
Skyline College Promise Scholars Skyline College 2018
Solano Community College Promise Solano Community College 2018
South Bay Promise El Camino College 2014
Southwestern College Promise Southwestern College 2017
Stockton Scholars City of Stockton 2019
CCPG at Taft College Taft College N/A
Ventura College Promise Ventura College 2006
CCPG at Victor Valley College Victor Valley College N/A
West Hills Lemoore West Hills College Lemoore 2019
CCPG at West Hills Coalinga West Hills College-Coalinga N/A
West Hills CCD President’s Scholars West Hills Community College District 1998
West Sacramento Promise City of West Sacramento 2017
West Valley College Community Grant West Valley Community College 2016
Woodland Community College Promise Woodland Community College 2018
Year One Promise at College of San Mateo College of San Mateo 2017
Yuba College Promise