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What Is Graduation Initiative 2025?

In 2015, the California State University (CSU) launched Graduation Initiative 2025, its ambitious plan to increase graduation rates, eliminate equity gaps in degree completion and meet California’s workforce needs.

Goals

First-Year Students

TRANSFERS

4-Year Goal: 40%; 2015 Rate: 19%  6-Year Goal: 70%; 2015 Rate: 57% 

TRANSFERS

2-Year Goal: 45%; 2015 Rate: 31%  4-Year Goal: 85%; 2015 Rate: 73%  

Improving student success through ​
​Innovation and Strategic Thinking

Watch a short overview of how Graduation Initiative is revolutionizing the way the CSU serves students

 

Building on Success

The Graduation Initiative​ 2025 follows the success of the first Graduation Initiative, launched in 2009.

VIEW THE TIMELINE

DEGREE COMPLETION AVERAGES

The national and state degree completion rates are one of the driving forces behind the CSU’s ambitious effort to increase graduation rates for all students.


A Stronger Nation by Lumina Foundation: http://strongernation.luminafoundation.org/report/2019/#nation​



Learn more about what campuses are doing to support this effort:

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