Years to graduate

For all first-time freshmen who graduated from a CSU in 2011, 2012 or 2013:

The Outcomes portion of this project allows you to explore student characteristics and see how those characteristics affect the time it takes them to graduate.
Choose a characteristic to see how it translates to outcomes.
You can hover over bars on either side of the diagram or lines connecting them. This will reveal statistics about the students within those parameters.
Click some of the characteristics and explore for yourself. Or move on to the Credit Accumulation view.
The credit accumulation portion of this project allows you to explore student characteristics granularly and see patterns in students' credit accumulation history.
Right now you're looking at all students from semester campuses that took six or more years to graduate. Clickthe characteristics on the left to break down or changethe population.

Welcome to the
CSU Graduation Report

California State University is the largest and most diverse university system in the country.

Over 100,000 degress are awarded anually.

CSU graduates provide tremendous value, driving California's economy in fields such as:

  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Business
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Public Administration

CSU students are largely reflective of California's diverse population.

  • More than half are students of color
  • One third are the first in their families to attend college
  • Three out of four work more than 20 hours per week
  • Half receive Pell grants for low-income status

Not surprisingly, CSU freshmen largely follow non-traditional paths to earn their degree.

So what distinguishes CSU freshmen who graduate in four years from those who take six or more years?

And is there anything we can learn from these differences?

This data visualization tool seeks to provide insight into these important questions.

Begin exploring