A Success Story

  • Total students in a Fall 2020 LC is 5,787 (4,645 first year; 1,142 others)
  • Learning community first year-full time participation has increased 30.9% since 2015
  • 91.6% 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
  • 88% of first year students of color are in a learning community
  • Over 600 LC peer mentors provide leadership
  • 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
  • ISU Learning Communities are ranked among the stellar LC programs in the nation (US News)
  • Total students participating in LCs since 1995: 92,843