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Graduation rates at California state universities reach record high

Graduates Celebrate
Posted at 8:41 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 11:41:12-04

Graduation rates at California State University's across the state have reached an all-time high.

The chancellor of the nation's largest system of four-year higher education, Timothy White, credits the gains to the Graduation Initiative 2025. It's a university-wide plan to increase graduation rates while eliminating equity gaps in completion, focusing on six areas, including academic preparation, enrollment management, and student engagement, just to name a few.

CSU says the 4-year graduation rate for first-time students increased from 19 percent in 2015 to 27 percent this year. And for transfer students, a ten percent increase from 2015 until now.