The California State University launched its Graduation Initiative 2025 in January 2015 with a clear goal: to increase graduation rates for our 475,000 students across all 23 campuses.
To meet the workforce demands of California’s innovation economy in the years and decades to come, Graduation Initiative 2025 will add 100,000 more baccalaureate degree-educated citizens to California over the next 10 years. This would bring the total number of expected CSU graduates between 2015 and 2025 alone to more than one million.
CSUSB is committed to the Graduation Initiative 2025 challenge to decrease time to degree and eliminate the achievement gap
As of September 20, 2016, Graduation Initiative 2025 established a series of ambitious objectives, including:
- Increasing the six-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen to 62 percent
- Increasing the four-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen to 30 percent
- Increasing the four-year graduation rate for transfer students to 83 percent
- Increasing the two-year graduation rate for transfer students to 45 percent
- Eliminating the achievement gap
The Graduation Initiative 2025 follows the success of the first Graduation Initiative, launched in 2009, which surpassed its primary goal of increasing the graduation rate for first-time incoming CSU freshmen from 46 percent to 54 percent with an achieved rate of 57 percent.