SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study finds that most students seeking degrees at California’s community colleges never get them.

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The report says 70 percent of degree-seeking students who entered community college in the 2003-2004 school year didn’t graduate or transfer to four-year universities within six years.

Only 26 percent of black students and 26 percent of Latinos completed a degree or certificate program or transferred to a four-year school. The rate was 37 percent for white students.

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The report titled “Divided We Fail” was released by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy at California State University, Sacramento and 15 other organizations.

The authors call for a better system to track student progress that could help campuses boost completion and transfer rates.

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