Retention and Graduation Initiatives

San Jose State takes the academic success and achievement of all students including those from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups seriously. Our campus has identified specific actions, initiatives and data mechanisms to fulfill this promise of success.

SJSU Retention & Graduation Initiative

The CSU Retention & Graduation Initiative: Closing the Achievement Gap was an initiative set forth by the Chancellor's Office in fall 2009 to challenge all 23 campuses to increase their retention and graduation rates for first-time freshmen and transfer students with the ultimate goal of reducing the achievement gap between represented and non-represented groups by half by the 2015/2016 academic year.

Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics – Data on Student Retention & Graduation

We believe the initial step in constructing a successful student-retention program is research and the development of an effective "student-tracking" system. This site is designed to provide the information to monitor students' progress at university, college and program levels. 

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

In partnership with SJSU's faculty and staff, SASS seeks to enrich the lives of our students by promoting, supporting and delivering critical and quality academic services in order to help students achieve their career goals for life-long learning and participation in the global workforce.

SJSU Graduation Rates Watch (PDF) - April 30, 2013