Data and Reporting

Legislation mandates the data collection function of the Chancellor’s Office Management Information Systems (COMIS or MIS). The data collected by Management Information Systems (MIS) provides accountability for the functioning of the California Community Colleges to governing bodies and drives funding. MIS data supports accountability in the form of the Student Success Metrics Dashboard, the annual State of the System report and various reporting to the Legislature and Governor.


The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has developed a new program reporting process designed to transform data collection and strengthen equitable student outcomes. It will implement this process statewide across the California Community Colleges in fall 2024 with the first report due in fall 2025.

In fall 2024, the California Community Colleges will launch Vision-Aligned Reporting — a new program reporting approach designed to transform data collection and strengthen equitable student outcomes systemwide. The launch will include the following programs:

  • NextUP, formerly known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES)
  • CalWORKS
  • College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP)/Dual Enrollment
  • Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
  • Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) & Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
  • Middle College High School (MCHS)
  • Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program
  • Strong Workforce Local Share
  • Transfer Centers
  • Veterans Resource Centers

Information courtesy of: Chancellors Office

Additional Resources: 

Vision 2030

CalWORKS VAR Manual 

EOPS VAR Manual 

Transfer Center VAR Manual 

Veterans Resource Center VAR Manual

MIS data is used to calculate the supplemental and student success portions of district apportionments and allocations for various student services programs. MIS data is also used in the fulfillment of various federal and state government reporting requirements, such as completion rates, transfer rates and net price calculators for Student Right to Know and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reporting to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) at the federal level, and California Student Aid Commission SB70 reporting at the state level.

Information courtesy of: Chancellors Office

Additional Resources: 

LTCC IPEDS Data Feedback Report

IPEDS Reporting Calendar 

Classification Principles and Coding Guidelines 

Data Collection System Glossary

More tools, resources and data about the California Community Colleges system can be found on their Data webpage.

What is IPEDS?

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center

To learn more about IPEDS Survey components, visit:

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