The CSU Graduation Initiative provides a fresh perspective and a renewed commitment to achieving marked improvements to student graduation rates while cutting the achievement gap in half. This initiative is closely aligned with the priorities set forth in Access to Excellence, the CSU’s Strategic Plan. It also builds on previous systemwide projects to promote graduation, including:

Since 2002, all CSU campuses adopted best practices outlined in the Facilitating Graduation report, and several have experienced success as a result. The Graduation Initiative is unique in that it focuses on “outputs” rather than “inputs,” or results rather than planning. The Graduation Initiative has planted a stake in the ground by stating its results in a specific, measurable outcome and by focusing resources on achieving goals and being accountable for its ultimate target.


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