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.
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.
Realize your greatest potential to be an actively engaged learner and CSUN community member by connecting with campus resources. There is something for everyone.
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.
Literature & Resources
Repository of information related to best practices in improving student success.
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.
Colleges offer many resources to support their students and enrich their academic, social and professional experiences.
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.
Office of Student Success
Valera Hall 280
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8470
Phone (818) 677-3200
Fax (818) 677-5530
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Zachary T Helsper
Interim Senior Strategist, Equity Initiatives
Vannesa R Hernandez
Student Succes & Equity Coordinator
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Success
Student Success Data
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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