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Data Sources for Researchers

Below you will find links to the CCCCO databases most commonly used by researchers.  Each database has embedded links to relevant documentation.  For lists of additional documents and reports related some of the resources, click on the icon at the end of each description.  A one-page summary of the differences between the Launchboard, the Scorecard, and the IEPI Portal is also available.

Note: Some of the following data resources are available only to CCC system, college, and district researchers. Data on Demand, Cal-Pass, Launchboard, and Curriculum Inventory all require a login and password for access.


 The Data Mart provides information about students, courses, student services, outcomes, faculty, and staff. The emphasis is to answer the questions of administrators, educators, parents, students, state leaders, and professional organizations. 

Available to CCC researchers only.  (Description coming soon.)

The Scorecard is a performance measurement system that tracks student success at all 113 community colleges. The data tell how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates. Data can be reported by gender, age and ethnicity.

The Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines.

Institutional Effectiveness works with the Board of Governors, internally within the Chancellor's Office, and with colleges/districts to develop, monitor, and implement a framework of data analysis and standards that will support all community college districts and to cross-pollinate exemplary programs between districts/colleges. The portal serves as the monitoring mechanism for the IE effort.

The LaunchBoard, a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges on the effectiveness of career and technical education (CTE) programs. It is intended to facilitate local, regional and statewide conversations about how to improve students’ educational and employment outcomes.  

Cal-PASS Plus’ mission is to provide actionable data to help improve student success along the education-to-workforce pipeline. Collaboration using this data will inform better instruction, help close achievement gaps, identify scalable best practices, and improve transitions.