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:
- Improved course availability and curriculum;
- Coordinated, intrusive and strategic advising;
- Broad accessibility and visibility of student success data;
- High-quality student experience in the first year of college for incoming freshmen;
- 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
- 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.