Student Success

Student Success

Learn how CSUN promotes student achievement, persistence, and completion.

Your success is CSUN’s top priority. Whether this is your first year on campus or you are preparing to graduate, there are people, programs, and initiatives to engage and support you throughout your academic journey and beyond. Explore the wealth of resources available to support students and help them maximize their academic potential and reach their personal and professional goals.

Learn About Student Support

Realize your greatest potential to be an actively engaged learner and CSUN community member by connecting with campus resources. There is something for everyone.

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Learn About First Year Programs

Long term success at CSUN begins in the first year. First Year Programs lay the groundwork for a successful future at CSUN.

First Year Programs

Student Success Literature & Resources

Repository of information related to best practices in improving student success.

Featured Resources

Learn About CSUN Initiatives

CSUN is dedicated to putting student success at the center of all of its functions. We strive to ensure all students have the support they need to meet their academic, personal, and professional goals.

CSUN Initiatives

Learn About College Initiatives

Colleges offer many resources to support their students and enrich their academic, social and professional experiences.

College Initiatives

Learn About Grad Initiative 2025

Graduation Initiative 2025 is the California State University’s ambitious initiative to increase graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps.

GI 2025


Office of Student Success
University Hall 280
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8470


Phone (818) 677-3200
Fax (818) 677-5530

Joseph Antunez
Office Manager

Melanie Bocanegra
Associate Vice President for Student Success

Cynthia Greco
Senior Student Success Strategist

Student Success Data

Graph showing Retention Rate for First Time Freshman

FTF 1 Year Continuation Rates

First-Time Freshman (FTF) - Typically, a newly admitted undergraduate student without any earned college credit. In some cases, the admitted student may have earned college credit, but not later than the end of the summer immediately following high school graduation, or equivalent college credit through CLEP, AP, or military coursework.
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