Chancellor Timothy White Talks CSU and His Mantra: 'More Students to Degrees Sooner'

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Chancellor Timothy P. White poses for a portrait. (Photo: California State University)

Half of bachelor’s degree recipients in California come out of the California State University system, but the state is projected to be short 1.1 million college graduates by 2025. One problem is completion rates: 57% of its freshmen take six years to graduate. In September, the CSU launched an initiative to improve those rates. We talk with Chancellor Timothy White, who oversees 23 campuses and 475,000 students, about those goals and the future of the system.


Timothy White , Chancellor, California State University