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Graduation Rates Increase for Cal State Long Beach, LBCC and Long Beach Unified in 2018

Release Date: 2018-12-31

By: Emily Rasmussen

Thousands of graduates in Long Beach celebrated a successful year in 2018, with graduation rates up in all levels of education.

Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College and Long Beach Unified School District all reported an increase of graduation rates for its 2017-18 school year. And as students, educators and administrators can take a sigh of relief during the holiday breaks – with the exception of those in winter courses – there’s room for improvement in other areas, reports show.

This is how Long Beach schools did in 2018:

Cal State Long Beach
The four-year graduation rate at Cal State Long Beach climbed to 28.4 percent this year, breaking a record for the university, according to an October report. Last year, that rate was 25.7 percent and 16.7 percent in 2016.

The two-year graduation rate for transfer students also showed steady improvements, as well the four-year graduation rate for transfer students. The university was ranked fifth in the nation this year for awarding transfer students degrees, by Money magazine.

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