Racially Minoritized Students

The 2019 report explores differences in persistence and graduation rates among self-identified racial categories and serves as an update to reports generated by identity in 2016 that highlighted gaps for all racially minoritized (RM or minoritized) groups. Institutional research data by racial groups are often presented according to federal guidelines, which masks variation and undercounts […]

Math Success

The purpose of this report is to understand gaps in math achievement by demographic group including first generation (FG), minority, and Pell students. Along with institutional data, this report utilizes survey data collected by the PACE center to inform how time spent studying influences Math Placement Exam (MPE) performance. There are significant differences in math […]

Taking Stock

The Taking Stock (TS) program seeks to better understand students’ first year experiences, further their opportunities for success, and improve first-year retention. TS uses survey data to promote meaningful conversations between on campus undergraduates and their Resident Advisors (RAs). These interactions provide early feedback and help to inform and create a support network for each […]

ASSET Students

This report describes the ASSET students at CSU in terms of their academic/demographic characteristics as well as their student success indicators. ASSET status is defined as being eligible for in-state tuition under Senate Bill 13-033 during any semester of enrollment at CSU. Overall, ASSET students are performing very well at CSU in terms of their […]

Education Abroad

These studies explore the relationship with study abroad (SA) participation and graduation outcomes, namely to understand whether participating in study abroad significantly hinders graduation rates or time to graduation. The most recent study found SA students who persisted to their third year had significantly higher five-year and six-year graduation rates compared to non-SA students who […]

Access Center

This report describes the demographics as well as higher education access and success of Access Center students at CSU. College access is measured by the college going rates for Access Center high schools and with CSU’s yield and admit rates for applicants from these high schools. The metrics used to assess student success are outcomes […]

Community for Excellence

The Community for Excellence (C4E) creates an asset-based approach to equitable learning experiences for students from their first semester to their last. In addition to recognizing the critical importance of educational partners in students’ home communities, C4E leverages the power of a network of campus partners to facilitate belonginess through scholar contact relationships and connections […]

Unsuccessful Course Completion and Student Success

These reports explore the association between an unsuccessful course completion (defined as earning a D, F, or U grade) in undergraduate courses on retention and graduation for first-time, full-time (FTFT) students. A student with no unsuccessful course completions has a predicted freshman retention rate of 95.2% compared to 88.0% for an identical student with at least […]

Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS)

These reports produced for the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), El Centro, and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) assist with their program review process by providing the demographics, persistence, graduation, and GPA of students that participate in their programs. The SDPS offices play important roles on campus by […]

Key Communities

The Key Communities are highly diverse first- and second-year learning communities designed to help CSU achieve its student success goals. Key is an effective way to support graduation for all students but particularly among historically underserved populations. First-year Key students live together on designated residence hall floors, and enroll in 2 to 3 of their […]