Qualitative Study on Why Students Leave CSU

In the fall of 2021, IRP&E contracted with the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRISS) to conduct a qualitative study to understand why undergraduate students leave CSU before graduating and what types of supports or policies CSU can implement to retain students through graduation. IRISS conducted interveiws with student-facing CSU staff and first-time […]

Financial Aid Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU received $43 million for direct student payments from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES), Act. Students were required to apply for funds and must have had a FAFSA on file in order to be considered for the grant; funding was prioritized for […]

Academic Policies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CSU implemented academic policy adjustments to increase flexibility for students. Students were able to switch any of their earned letter grades to a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade after grades were posted and the course withdrawal deadline was extended. The 2020, 2021, and 2022 reports describe how students utilized these policies […]

Rams Against Hunger

Operating from The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE), Rams Against Hunger (RAH) offers a menu of services that support students, faculty and staff experiencing food insecurity. These reports describe the student demographics and academic performance for RAH applicants and awardees. The 2020 report explores three programs that support students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity, specifically: the […]