The California State University

Graduation Initiative 2025: Projected Student Gains

CSU Freshman Time-to-Degree Curve

Prior to the start of GI 2025 graduating students took an average of 5 years to graduate.

Half-way through GI 2025, students were already graduating an average of one-half semester earlier.

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Years to Graduation

The CSU works diligently to help ensure one thing for our 475,000 students: the timely completion of a high-quality degree in preparation for a lifetime of achievement. This vision is embodied in Graduation Initiative 2025, which sets ambitious goals for facilitating students’ paths to a college degree and eliminating equity gaps.

This analysis demonstrates the economic benefits our students will realize as a result of our Graduation Initiative 2025 efforts.