A Southern California Forum was held on November 4, 2017, at California State University Channel Islands. Over 1000 students were in attendance representing the California State University, the University of California, and private and independent colleges and universities throughout Southern California. At the Channel Islands Forum, 87% of the student attendees had a GPA of 3.0 or better (with 39% above 3.5), while (81%) of the attendees indicated they were the first generation in their families to attend college.  Academic majors of the students attending the 2017 fall Forum at CSU Channel Islands in November 2017 fell into the following categories: 

Percentage Category
38% Social Sciences
13% Arts and Humanities
8% Engineering/Computer Science/Math
15% Physical and Life Sciences
3% Health Services
6% Education
17% Other Fields


The ethnic backgrounds of participants at the Channel Island's Forum in November 2017 belong to the following categories:

Percentage Category
61% Chicano/Latino
6% African American
11% Asian and Pacific Islander
2% American Indians
7% Caucasian
10% Multiracial
3% Other/Decline to State


Students from the Following Schools participated in the November 2017 Forum at California State University Channel Islands:

California State University University of California Independent Colleges and Universities
Cal Poly Pomona Berkeley Allan Hancock College
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Davis California Lutheran University
Bakersfield Irvine East Los Angeles College
Channel Islands Los Angeles Loyola Marymount University
Chico Riverside Occidental College
Dominguez Hills San Diego Santa Barbara City College
Fresno Santa Barbara University of La Verne
Fullerton   University of the Redlands 
Long Beach   University of San Diego 
Los Angeles   Whittier College 
Monterey Bay    
San Bernardino    
San Diego    
San Francisco    
San Jose    
San Marcos    
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