In an effort to scale its commitment to online student access, success, and completion, the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) has expanded the number of colleges in its Consortium. Each of the new colleges devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to completing a self-assessment process leading to their selection. All of the 33 new consortium colleges will help expand online program offerings while also representing opportunities for student access to online courses needed to complete their educational journeys.
With the addition of these 33 colleges, the OEI Consortium scales to 56 California community colleges. Since the inception of the OEI, many California community colleges have been working together to address online achievement gaps and increase student access to fully-resourced online courses that propel them toward completion, with a specific focus on ADTs. During this time, the system has seen the average gap between face-to-face and online success rates narrow to less than 6 percent, and data shows OEI pilot courses moving 4.9 percentage points above the statewide average success for the online modality.