California State University, Long Beach

Cal State wants to double its graduation rate by 2025

Cal State wants to double its graduation rate by 2025

California State University leaders have set some big goals for the next decade: to double the percentage of students who graduate in four years and improve graduation at an even higher rate for minorities and low-income students. 

By 2025, the university system wants 40% of freshmen to graduate in four years, up from 19% now, and 45% of transfer students in two years, up from 31% now. 

Even though graduation rates have been increasing incrementally across the system in recent years, gaps based on race, income and first-generation college status still remain. By 2025, Cal State aims to reduce those gaps to zero, bringing disadvantaged...

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