A Success Story

  • Total students in a Fall 2021 LC is 6,171 (4,753 first year)
  • 89.1% of all first year students are in a learning community
  • Average one year retention rate for LC students: 7% higher than non-LC students
  • Average 6-year graduation rate: 11% higher than non-LC students
  • 89.6% of first-year students of color are in a learning community
  • 600+ LC peer mentors provide leadership
  • 91 learning community options available in fall 2021
  • 120 faculty and staff learning community coordinators
  • Overall student satisfaction and engagement is higher for LC students
  • LC students report high levels of engagement on the NSSE benchmarks
  • LC program is important for student recruitment
  • 99,014 total students have participated in LCs since 1995