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Can more dorm rooms speed up CSU graduation rates?

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It's no secret, A Martinez is a proud Cal State Northridge Alumnus.

His parents' house was right next door, so it was a no brainer to attend the CSU, even if it meant he would be getting something different than a "traditional" university experience.

That's because most students at Cal State schools are commuters. They drive to get there. At the moment, Cal State's can only house about 11 percent of their 400,000 students.

But there's an effort to shift that. Officials say more housing means more students are likely to graduate.

Elvyra San Juan is assistant vice chancellor for the CSU system. She spoke to A Martinez about CSU's plans to add dorm rooms. 

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