Graduation Initiative 2025
In October 2009 Chancellor Charles B. Reed convened California State University executives to launch a Graduation Initiative involving all 23 CSU campuses with the aim of improving graduation rates and closing the achievement gaps among students. In January 2010, the CSU Graduation Initiative was presented to the CSU Board of Trustees. The initiative is expected to raise six-year graduation rates by eight percentage points by 2015 (from the current 46 percent to 54 percent), plus cut in half the existing gap in degree attainment by CSU’s underrepresented students.
Cal State East Bay is an active participant in the Graduation Initiative. Closing the Graduation Gap with Appendices provides the outline to achieve the goals, and bi-monthly reports document progress made.
In March 2010 members of the University community were invited to apply for Federal stimulus funds for one-time projects that would enhance graduation rates.
An August 2013 mid-year retention and graduation profile prepared by the Office of Planning and Institutional Research is available here.
In 2014 Chancellor Tim White outlined ambitious new goals for the CSU system, based on an analysis of similar institutions made by the Education Trust's College Results Online data tool. A Student Success Dashboard is now available to our campus so that we are better informed and can track the impact of various campus initiatives. The CSUEB summary with the new campus goals outlined is available here.