Student Success & Institutional Learning Outcomes

CSULB defines Student Success as:

New and current students are presented with an intellectually rigorous education in an environment of student-centered learning. CSULB faculty and staff are deeply engaged with promoting student success and expanding opportunities for all students, native or transfer, degree or non-degree. CSULB facilitates success through support initiatives that contribute to student wellness—physical, social, and psychological— and potential to fulfill life goals.

CSULB students and alumni are successful when they lead personal, civic, and professional lives they consider meaningful. They pursue their goals with confidence, persistence, and independence and contribute in positive ways to their communities and the public good.

Successful students articulate their own goals and achieve them by demonstrating:

  • knowledge and competence in their chosen disciplines and across multiple areas of human experience;
  • skills such as critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and teamwork; as well as;
  • values that promote diversity, curiosity, social justice, global citizenship, community engagement, and life-long learning.

Successful students graduate from CSULB with an intellectually rigorous education, in a time appropriate to their goals and learning, and well prepared for their future as responsible citizens.

Institutional Outcomes highlight the knowledge, skills, and abilities all students are expected to have upon graduating from CSULB. In 2022, CSULB updated its institutional outcomes to reflect the larger mission of the institution.

Graduates of CSULB will:

  • Demonstrate a strong liberal education foundation in oral and written communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and information literacy skills to become civically engaged human beings;
  • Integrate foundational knowledge with disciplinary or professional competency to successfully lead personal, civic, and professional lives they consider meaningful;
  • Value equity, diversity, social justice, and global citizenship and promote the public good in local, national, and global communities;
  • Promote and participate respectfully with our diverse community.  Actively engage in self-reflection and critical analysis of one’s own perspectives and biases and value other’s perspectives;
  • Integrate and engage in evidence-based decision making, life-long learning, curiosity, collaboration, innovation, critical thinking and research and creative activities in understanding and analyzing the world;
  • Cultivate physical/mental health and well-being of self and community, and promote economic, socio-cultural, and environmental sustainability to thrive.