Understanding Success of Historically Underrepresented Students at California State University, Monterey Bay through a Look at Their Institutional Experiences

  • Mary Boyce California State University Monterey Bay
Keywords: Higher Education, Underrepresented Students, Student Success


Unlike many universities, the historically under-represented (URM) students at California State University, Monterey Bay, typically graduate at a higher rate than non-URM students. Intense efforts have been made by staff and faculty to increase retention and graduation rates of all students. This paper examines the graduation rates in the context of the students 'experience of our institution, as measured by data in our Student Information Management System and student survey data.