California

Secondary CTE Enrollment

Public High Schools
1,677
Public High School Enrollment
1,954,027
High School CTE Concentrators
73,249
Total Secondary CTE Enrollment
368,950
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Secondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Postsecondary CTE Enrollment

Public Community Colleges
122
Public Community Colleges Enrollment (full & part-time)
1,833,799
Postsecondary CTE Concentrators
252,882
Total Postsecondary CTE Enrollment
928,853
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Race
Postsecondary CTE Enrollment by Gender

Technical Centers

Area Technical Centers
61

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Fast Facts

CTE Secondary Concentrators
  • Graduation Rate
  • Go on to Postsecondary Education
CTE Postsecondary Concentrators
  • Earn a Postsecondary Credential, Certificate, or Diploma
  • Placed in Employment, Military Service or Apprenticeships Within Six Months
Associates Degrees & Certificates
366,558
Associate Degrees and Certificates Awarded
52.0%
of All Degrees and Certificates Awarded Statewide

State CTE Director

Peter Callas
Director, Career and College Transitions
California Department of Education
1430 N Street Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Resources

Perkins Data

Perkins Eligible Agency
California Department of Education
Funding for FY22
FY22
$133,555,412
Percentage of Funding Directed to:
Secondary
Postsecondary
Combined State Plan with Perkins and WIOA
No
Ways the Secondary CTE, Postsecondary CTE and Workforce Systems Collaborate
  • Through statewide advisory committees/boards
  • Aligning programs of study with career pathways
  • Sharing labor market information
Is the State Using the Reserve Fund?
Yes
Percent of Funds Being Reserved in Total
5.3%
Percent of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside for State Correctional Institution
0.4%
Amount of Leadership Funds the State Set Aside to Prepare Students for Non-Traditional Careers
$150,000
Middle Grades That are Eligible for Perkins V Funding
5 - 8
Secondary Program Quality Indicator(s)
Postsecondary Credit

Postsecondary Goals

Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Goal
No goal established
Statewide Postsecondary Attainment Progress
52%

ESSA Metrics

ESSA School Quality and Student Success Indicators

California’s state and federal accountablity system includes a Career/College Indicator, which includes:

  • Career Technical Education Pathway Completion
  • Grade 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in ELA and mathematics
  • Pass at least two Advanced Placement Exams
  • Pass at least two International Baccalaureate Exams
  • Earned credit through a College Credit Course (formerly called Dual Enrollment)
  • a–g Completion
  • State Seal of Biliteracy
  • Military Science/Leadership