As of Winter 2022, SuccessConnects (SC) has served 2,209 students. Among the 962 first-year students to receive support, 62.7% are female, 53.9% are underrepresented minorities (URM) and 47.5% are first-generation college students.
Program outcomes have been extremely positive, with participants reporting a high level of academic achievement:
- At the end of their first year, SC students had an average cumulative GPA of 3.47
- By the end of their second year, SC students had a significantly higher GPA (M = 3.52) than those who declined to join the program (M = 3.43)
- 68.9% of SC students who matriculated to U-M in Fall 2018 graduated within four years
At the end of their second year at U-M, SC students also report significantly greater psychological well-being and use of campus resources than those from similar backgrounds who choose not to participate in the program. Despite experiencing higher levels of imposter syndrome than traditional students on average, SC participants also report finding one or more communities in which they feel they belong.
To learn more, please see the SuccessConnects section of the downloadable DEI 1.0 Evaluation Report.