The De Anza College Puente Program is a highly successful project.

Success Rates

Transfer Rates

  • Puente students transfer from De Anza at a much higher rate than non-Puente students—61% of De Anza’s Puente students transfer within six years as compared to a general De Anza College rate of 54% and a Statewide rate of 39% (data from the California Community College Chancellor's Office reports)

Progress toward Equity

  • For historically under-served students, the Puente program increases success rates in basic skills courses, as well as persistence rates and transfer rates. Thus the Puente Program is helping the college move toward its goal of equity in student success.

Giving Back to the Community and College

  • Former Puente students from our own program who are now successful professionals and community leaders have come back to De Anza to mentor new Puente students. This is the mark of a mature and highly successful program.

  • See statistics on our recent course success and retention rates from 2007-2010.

Puente students at graduation

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