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The Graduation Initiative was announced by the Chancellor’s Office as a CSU System-wide Initiative in January 2010. The 2010 Initiative builds on the 2003 CSU system initiative and is guided by the CSU Academic Affairs Coded Memorandum 2005-21 and the 22 guiding recommendations therein.

The goals for the system-wide initiative are to:

  • Raise the six-year graduation rates to the top quartile of national peer averages by 2016
  • Cut in half the gap between graduation rates for under-represented and non-underrepresented students by 2016

The initiative is aligned with the CSU System-wide strategic plan Access to Excellence and the nationwide Access to Success project (National Association of System Heads and The Education Trust).

For retention and graduation information by program click here.