“Graduation Initiative 2025 has been a game changer for the CSU. Thanks to our students’ intellect and drive — and to the skill, creativity and commitment of our world-class faculty and staff — graduation and persistence rates are at all-time highs for students from all walks of life. While celebrating successes, we remain focused on eliminating equity gaps, and we won’t rest until
all students have the equal opportunity to earn the security, prosperity and purpose that come with a CSU degree.”
— Chancellor Joseph I. Castro
California State University’s ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps.
The CSU is thinking and acting differently to encourage innovation, remove barriers that impede student success and be more strategic about the way we serve students.
Chancellor Castro convened an advisory committee in 2021 to identify key strategies to help eliminate equity gaps on all CSU campuses. Their recommendations are provided in this new report.
Students share how the Graduation Initiative has transformed their experience on the path to graduation.
Access interactive tools to inform practices for the most successful academic programming.
Find useful tools and resources in support of graduation initiative best practices and student success.
The Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening celebrates our remarkable efforts to uplift student success across the system. Watch the recording from last year's gathering.
The Higher Ed Rewired podcast features inspirational stories from faculty and staff who are transforming the higher education landscape.