CSU chancellor: Increase grad rates to 60 percent

Jan 27, 2015 3:58 PM by News Staff

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The chancellor of the California State University system is setting a new goal for students: increase graduation rates to 60 percent by 2025.

In his "State of the CSU" address Tuesday, chancellor Timothy White said more college graduates will be needed to mitigate California's oncoming "education drought."

An estimated 54 percent of first-time freshmen are expected to graduate within six years of enrollment this spring.

The new graduation initiative would also aim at increasing the rate of students who graduate within four years, or within two to four years after transferring.

The graduation targets are aligned with a Public Police Institute of California rate projecting a shortage of one million college educated workers in a decade.

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