LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — There’s a new plan to improve the graduation rates at Cal State campuses.
State Senator and former CSU trustee Steve Glazer is pushing a bill that would freeze tuition and prioritize registration and academic advising.READ MORE: Kempe's Two Goals Help Put Kings Over Oilers, 5-1
“It’s a tragedy that so few CSU students are able to graduate within four years,” Glazer said in a statement. “This legislation, with financial incentives and program efficiencies, will allow CSU students to break through the logjam that has left too many students with graduation roadblocks and high debt.”READ MORE: Woman Found Shot To Death In South LA, Shooting Suspect Still At-Large
According to the Campaign for College Opportunity, CSU students and their families pay up to $26,000 per year in tuition, books and living expenses for every extra year in college.MORE NEWS: Man Found Dead In Dumpster In South Los Angeles
In the Los Angeles-Orange County area, CSU Dominguez Hills has the worst 4-year graduation rate at 4 percent, followed by CSU Los Angeles at 5 percent. Cal State Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona have the best graduation rates at 18 percent each, according to Glazer.