The California State University has established important strategies to improve success among students from underserved communities and historically underrepresented in higher education.
Celebrated nationally for its commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence, the California State University is a stalwart advocate for student achievement, irrespective of background or life circumstance. Even so, first-generation, low-income and students of color continue to graduate from college at lower rates than their peers.
A system as inclusive as the CSU must strive to achieve both inclusivity and excellence.
Redefining Historically Underserved Students in the CSU: Moving Beyond Race and Economic Status to Close Equity Gaps, provides a framework to better understand the complexity of equity gaps in the CSU as we reflect on the differential support required to ensure all students succeed.