Aurora, Colorado 2021-09-27 08:00:26 –
Colorado State University leaders say they will invest $ 11 million to fill the “fair gap” and increase student success.
Overall, 47% of CSU students graduate within 4 years and 70% graduate within 6 years. This is equivalent to similar public universities across the country.
“Too many students don’t have a degree,” said Mary Pedersen, CSU Provost. “This comes down to turning students into graduates. The $ 11 million is to increase the number of successful students and prevent them from running away in debt, but they don’t have a college degree.”
CSU officials say they are particularly concerned about low-income students and students in communities left out of society. They found that grades were delayed and graduation rates were low among the first college students in the family, rural students, and students facing financial pressure.
The “equity gap” is the focus for CSUs, the University of Colorado, and university administrators around the United States. This is the graduation rate gap that employees correlate with family income, race, gender, and other characteristics.
Officials said CSU’s commitment to the success of $ 11 million students would increase financial support for rural and low-income students. Currently, 79% of CSU students receive financial support overall (93% at CSU-Pueblo Campus, 51% at CSU Global).
The funding will also fund data analysis, increased student support and tutoring, and improved curriculum to support the development of students and teachers who have reached their limits, officials said.
We are also looking for “predictive modeling” to determine warning signs as a way to identify and provide assistance to students who may drop out before getting a degree.
Approximately 33,000 students are enrolled on CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins, 4,000 on CSU-Pueblo, and 20,000 on the CSU Global Program.
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