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Mathematics Coursetaking and California State University Eligibility

The Campaign, along with our partners at The Education Trust—West and Just Equations, commissioned RTI International to examine how increasing requirements with an additional year of mathematics or science would impact eligibility rates. Alarmingly, the study found that this change in admissions requirements would reduce:

  • Overall eligibility of high school graduates from 41% to 34%.Eligibility of Black students from 31% to 24%—a yearly loss of 600 Black students. Eligibility of Latinx students from 32% to 26%—a yearly loss of 5,000 Latinx students. Eligibility of students in growing regions, like the Central Valley, from 34% to 27%.