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OpenCCC System Issues 10-Millionth CCCID

August 21, 2020

Over 10 million CCCIDs have been issued to California Community Colleges students.In August, the OpenCCC system reached a major milestone, having issued more than 10 million CCCIDs since the account creation process was established.

CCCID is a systemwide unique identifier giving California Community Colleges students single sign-on access to cloud applications like Canvas and CCC MyPath, while enabling colleges to track student data across systems and colleges.

A CCCID is created for every student that enters the community college system. It is generated when a student creates an OpenCCC account — typically during the application process through CCCApply.

With CCCID, colleges can get a more accurate picture of how their students are utilizing available services, and identify students who may be eligible for specific services, resources or grants. As CCC students increasingly attend multiple colleges — a phenomenon known as “swirling” — CCCID enables data to be tracked in one central location, to be used locally and systemwide to track student success metrics, and align with the California Cradle-to-Career Data System currently under development.

Technologies where the CCCID is present include CCCApply Standard, International, and Noncredit applications, the digital California College Promise Grant application, CCC MyPath, Canvas, and the Multiple Measures Placement Service.

To tap the full potential of the CCCID, colleges are strongly encouraged to configure their student-data systems to store the CCCID, and to share the data with the Chancellor’s Office for systemwide reporting. Student data and privacy are protected with the highest levels of security, and colleges may only access data specific to their institution.

Configuration support is available for colleges by contacting the Technology Center Enabling Services College Relationship Managers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..