STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW GRADUATION RATE DISCLOSURE
The graduation rates of CSUB students who enter as first-time freshmen are comparable with rates nationally. There is a long-standing rule of thumb that about 50 to 60 percent of first-time freshmen entering U.S. state universities successfully complete their baccalaureate studies at their first campus.
Of the 676 full-time first-time freshmen who enrolled full time in fall 2002, 44.5 percent had graduated with a degree from CSUB by Fall 2008. A further 10.1 percent were still enrolled with a high likelihood of graduation. Thus 54.6 percent were projected to complete a baccalaureate degree at CSUB.
A significant number of the fall 2002 freshmen transferred to another campus. In all, 33.9 percent transferred to either the University of California, another CSU campus, or a California Community College (29.6 percent transferred to a community college).
So, only 11.5 percent of the fall 2002 freshmen were unaccounted for. The rest had either graduated, were still enrolled, or had transferred to some other California public college or university.
For athletes, the graduation rates were higher. Of the 35 fall 2002 first-time freshmen who were athletes, 60.0% graduated in six years and another 3 percent were still enrolled. The proportion who transferred out was 31.4 percent.