Graduation Initiative 2025

SF State's current graduation initiative includes:

  • Increasing our six-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen from 51% to 69%
  • Increasing our four-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen from 18% to 33%
  • Increasing our four-year graduation rate for transfer students from 76% to 86%
  • Increasing our two-year graduation rate for transfer students 37% to 49%
  • Eliminating the achievement gap

To meet the workforce demands of California’s economy, the CSU 2025 Initiative aims to graduate an additional 100,000 baccalaureate students, a total of more than one million, over the next ten years. SF State will contribute to this goal by increasing transfer and freshman graduation rates by an average of 11.25% and eliminating the opportunity gap.

Toward these ends, our campus plan is structured around six strategies:

  1.  Improved course availability and curriculum;
  2. Coordinated, intrusive and strategic advising;
  3. Broad accessibility and visibility of student success data;
  4. High-quality student experience in the first year of college for incoming freshmen;
  5. Effective, targeted support services to achieve educational equity (directed specifically at our first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students, with special attention to men of color); and
  6. Faculty hiring and development

Graduation Initiative 2025 is the CSU’s commitment to remove the obstacles to student success, enabling our students to experience transformation for themselves and a lasting impact on California.