Our Commitment to Student Success and Completion

Strengthen opportunities for student completion and graduation.

Perhaps nothing is more central to our educational mission than providing equitable access to the opportunities
and resources necessary for student success. Degree completion is one metric, albeit a fundamental one, by which
student success is measured, and our commitment to supporting students in achieving that goal is interlinked with
myriad endeavors that promote student success in all its forms.


  • Achieve the following by August 2023:
    • 39% of first-time, full-time freshmen graduate within four years.
    • 72% of first-time, full-time freshmen graduate within six years.
    • 42% of undergraduate transfer students graduate within two years.
    • 83% of undergraduate transfer students graduate within four years.
    • Eliminate equity gaps (underrepresented/non-underrepresented, Pell/non-Pell) for first-time, full-time freshmen.
  • Examine existing measures for postbaccalaureate and graduate student success and completion,
    set benchmarks for greater progress, and develop recommendations to achieve those goals.


  1. Engage in the deep interdivisional and cross-divisional collaboration essential to holistic student advisement
    and support.
  2. Develop and implement course schedules aligned with road maps that support an average of 15 units per semester load.
  3. Accelerate the identification of and response to program bottlenecks and barriers.
  4. Implement 15 credits per semester campaign. Provide support to increase the percentage of students who achieve these benchmarks and improve the average unit load for the campus.
  5. Design and implement a mandatory in-person orientation experience, including for transfer students.
  6.  Increase interventions to support retention efforts, including focus on equity and opportunity gaps.
  7. Promote and support the critical roles of faculty and staff in collaborative student success efforts.
  8. Implement a graduate studies task force to identify and articulate benchmarks and recommendations for graduate education.