The California State University is committed to ensuring that all Californians have the opportunity to earn a high quality college degree. Increased preparation in quantitative reasoning supports success in college and the workforce, and creates more equitable opportunity in high-demand majors and careers. As a result, the CSU has proposed a requirement for incoming high school students to complete one year of quantitative reasoning. This proposed requirement, pending outcomes from a current research study on student impact, would begin with the entering freshman class of 2027. It could be fulfilled by coursework in mathematics, science or an elective course with a quantitative reasoning foundation.
Students would have many options to satisfy this proposed requirement.
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Quantitative reasoning preparation expands opportunities for all students— especially underrepresented minority students. Learn more about how the CSU is helping to prepare students to succeed.
Originally proposed by CSU faculty, these recommendations reflect both a growing body of research as well as feedback and guidance from multiple stakeholder groups and constituencies.
The following information and fact sheets provide additional details on the history of and discussions regarding the proposal. For additional questions, please email: