Major-Changing Patterns & Student Success

An October 2022 report provides a comprehensive descriptive picture of major-changing patterns at CSU and the association between major changing and student success outcomes. The report focuses on first-time, full-time undergraduate summer and fall starts in cohorts FA12 – FA17 to ensure students are tracked long enough to capture major-changing behavior — particularly as it […]

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 […]

Summer Session and Student Success

These reports describe the association between summer session enrollment and student success (measured by persistence, graduation, GPA) among first-time, full-time (FTFT) cohorts at CSU. Overall, summer enrollment appears to be a positive academic behavior in terms of persistence and graduation, especially for students that struggle during the first academic year. Students that enroll in one or more […]

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 […]

First Generation Students

A persistent and large percentage point difference in persistence and graduation rates exists for first generation students compared to their continuing generation peers. This report compiles CSU’s research on first generation students to help inform the campus discussion on closing this success gap. This research overview indicates that there are programs and academic behaviors that […]

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 […]

Campus Connections

Campus Connections (CC) is a multidisciplinary service learning course at CSU where undergraduate students serve as mentors to youth. Students from all majors work one-on-one with youth ranging from 11-18 to tackle a broad range of challenges. Youth are referred from schools, the juvenile justice system, human services, or directly from family members, and work […]

Student Recreation Center

The 2017 report examines the relationship between campus recreation activity (i.e., recreation center visits and intramural participation) and academic success for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Overall, half of all enrolled undergraduates visited the recreation center and 12% playedon an intramural team. Undergraduate students who visited the recreation center at least once or played on at least one […]