Student Success

Student Success

Upcoming Events

Matador S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Series: 4th Annual Student Sucess Celebration

CSUN staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend the 4th Annual Student Success Celebration.

Join us as we review our student success efforts and outcomes for this year. We will also honor the winners of the Freshman Celebration, and Riccomini Scholarship, and announce this year’s Student Success Champions!
Date:  Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Orchard Conference Center
Register to attend by April 20th, at the following link:

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.

Student Support

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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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First Year Programs

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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

Literature & Resources

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

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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

College Initiatives

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

College Initiatives

Grad Initiative 2025

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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
Valera Hall 280
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8470

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

Melanie Bocanegra
Associate Vice President for Student Success

Zachary T Helsper
Interim Senior Strategist, Equity Initiatives

Vannesa R Hernandez
Student Succes & Equity Coordinator

Mirna Reyes
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Success

Student Success Data

FTF 1 Year Continuation Rates

Graph showing Retention Rate for First Time Freshman

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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