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Graduation Initiative 2025
Graduation Initiative 2025

Graduation Initiative 2025 is the California State University’s ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps. Through this initiative the CSU will ensure that all students have the opportunity to graduate in a timely manner according to their personal goals, positively impacting their future and producing the graduates needed to power California and the nation. ​

To achie​ve this the CSU is addressing:​​​​

Ab​out the Initiative

Graduation Initiative 2025 is a different way of thinking and acting. At every campus and at the Chancellor's Office, the CSU will encourage innovation; remove barriers that impede student success; and become more strategic in how we serve students.

Partner with Us: Actionable Data​

Data-driven decision making is at the heart of the Graduation Initiative 2025. To that end, the CSU has created innovative tools for high schools, community colleges and faith-based groups to learn more about their students' readiness for college.

View the Tools​

Closing the Achievement Gap

The CSU educates the most ethnically, economically and academically diverse student body in the nation, and Graduation Initiative 2025 will help ensure that equity gaps between underserved students and their peers are closed.

Learn Mor​e​​​​

In the Headlines​

California Today: A 'Seismic Change' at Cal State
New York Times
Every year, more than a third of all freshman enrolled in California State University are required to take remedial classes in math or English...​

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Cal State will no longer require placement exams and remedial classes for freshmen
Los Angeles Times
Cal State plans to drop placement exams in math and English as ​well as the noncredit remedial courses ...​

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Cal State to help students graduate by overcoming hurdles of remedial classes
EdSource
With an eye to increasing graduation rates, the California State University is adopting far-reaching...

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CSU eliminates remedial classes in push to improve graduation rates
Sacramento Bee
Aiming to help thousands of students who get sidetracked in developmental courses that don’t count...​

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A Mission of Student Success


Across 23 campuses, our extraordinary faculty and staff work every day to ensure our students excel, while millions of CSU alumni d​emonstrate their profound impact on California, the nation, and the world.


Graduation Initiative 2025 Spotlight

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