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Graduation rates are on the agenda as Cal State trustees meet in Long Beach

Graduation rates are on the agenda as Cal State trustees meet in Long Beach

The message from Gov. Jerry Brown in his latest budget proposal could not have been more clear: Cal State schools are not graduating enough students within four years.

To emphasis the point, his budget summary included a chart with four-year graduation rates for freshmen at each of the system’s 23 campuses. All but three were below the national average of 34% for public universities.

The governor wants Cal State — and the University of California, for that matter — to send more funds to campuses that are improving their...

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