Fostering Success Program

The Fostering Success Program (FSP) is a donor funded program that provides scholarships, academic support, and other resources to students from independent backgrounds. This report describes the participants of FSP and assesses their student success outcomes, i.e., persistence rates, four- and six-year graduation rates, first fall academic probation rate, and first fall CSU cumulative grade […]

Key Communities

The Key Communities are highly diverse first- and second-year learning communities designed to help CSU achieve its student success goals. Key is an effective way to support graduation for all students but particularly among historically underserved populations. First-year Key students live together on designated residence hall floors, and enroll in 2 to 3 of their […]

Residence Life

Residence Life Annual Assessment Reports provide information on the demographics and student success outcomes of different groups of students: (i) residence life students in a learning community, (ii) residence life students not in a learning community, and (iii) commuter students. In addition, a handful of supplementary reports provide more detailed information about student persistence rates, […]

Observed vs Predicted Persistence and Graduation

The April 2020 report explores differences between an undergraduate department’s observed second-fall persistence and six-year graduation rates and the department’s predicted rates, based on the demographics and high school GPA of the three most recent first-time, full-time (FTFT) cohorts. The intent of this analysis is to encourage conversation around policies and curriculum at the department […]

Honors Program

These reports provide an overview of the demographic breakdown of first-year, fall cohort students in the honors program along several categories over the last five years. Persistence and graduation rates among Honors students are explored in the 2016 and 2015 reports. Overall, students who are female, non-residents, and STEM majors are well-represented in the Honors […]

SLiCE Program Participation

The May 2022 report examines the correlation between SLiCE participation and persistence to 2nd fall, 3rd fall, and 4th fall. This report focuses only on full-time fall and summer starts in cohorts FA16-FA20. It finds that SLiCE participation in a given academic year is associated with a 1.5 to 3 percentage point higher likelihood of […]

Learning Communities

Learning Communities (LCs) at Colorado State University are a high-impact practice that bring strategically defined cohorts of students together around a common purpose to enrich learning, provide a sense of community, and empower them to become engaged campus and global citizens. The experience is highly structured, integrating within and between curricular and co-curricular elements. In […]