Fostering Success Program

November 30, 2022

The Fostering Success Program (FSP) is a donor funded program that provides scholarships, academic support, and other resources to students from independent backgrounds. This report describes the participants of FSP and assesses their student success outcomes, i.e., persistence rates, four- …

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Major-Changing Patterns & Student Success

October 19, 2022

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 …

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Qualitative Study on Why Students Leave CSU

October 12, 2022

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 …

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Summer Session and Student Success

September 12, 2022

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 …

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ENcourage Engineering Summer Math Program

January 13, 2022

The ENcourage Engineering Math Program is a summer program intended to help incoming engineering students who did not test “calculus ready” through the math placement tool to improve pre-calculus math skills. Students in the college have higher success rates when calculus …

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Student Success by College

October 25, 2021

Two October 2021 reports document differences between CSU colleges in both undergraduate student demographics and in measures of persistence and graduation. The Student Access and Success by College report summarizes student characteristics by college and for the first-time, full-time cohort …

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Racially Minoritized Students

October 07, 2021

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 …

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First Generation Students

October 07, 2021

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 …

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Math Success

October 07, 2021

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 …

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