High School Graduate GPA Inflation

Though there was little data at the state level on high school GPAs/grade inflation, several recent national studies conducted by ACT, Inc.[1] and National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) [2] explore high school grade inflation. Where possible, we compare these national studies to CSU’s freshman profile[3] to better understand the extent to which the university […]

ASSET Students

This report describes the ASSET students at CSU in terms of their academic/demographic characteristics as well as their student success indicators. ASSET status is defined as being eligible for in-state tuition under Senate Bill 13-033 during any semester of enrollment at CSU. Overall, ASSET students are performing very well at CSU in terms of their […]

Campus Connections

Campus Connections (CC) is a multidisciplinary service learning course at CSU where undergraduate students serve as mentors to youth. Students from all majors work one-on-one with youth ranging from 11-18 to tackle a broad range of challenges. Youth are referred from schools, the juvenile justice system, human services, or directly from family members, and work […]

Student Recreation Center

The 2017 report examines the relationship between campus recreation activity (i.e., recreation center visits and intramural participation) and academic success for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Overall, half of all enrolled undergraduates visited the recreation center and 12% playedon an intramural team. Undergraduate students who visited the recreation center at least once or played on at least one […]

Community for Excellence

The Community for Excellence (C4E) creates an asset-based approach to equitable learning experiences for students from their first semester to their last. In addition to recognizing the critical importance of educational partners in students’ home communities, C4E leverages the power of a network of campus partners to facilitate belonginess through scholar contact relationships and connections […]

Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS)

These reports produced for the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC), El Centro, and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) assist with their program review process by providing the demographics, persistence, graduation, and GPA of students that participate in their programs. The SDPS offices play important roles on campus by […]

Academic Predictors of Success

The number of institutions of higher education using Test Optional Policies (TOPs) in admissions decisions has increased significantly in recent years, including a growing number of 4-year Colorado institutions (Colorado College, University of Denver, Colorado Christian University, and Metropolitan State University). Recent national research indicates that institutions that adopt a test-optional admissions policy experience an increase in applications as […]