Fast Facts

2017 to 2023 grant cycle

Total number of participants served

  • 2019-20: 296
  • 2018-19: 298
  • 2017-18: 306

Participant demographics

Population distribution by race and gender

  • 2019-20
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 1/296 (0.34%)
    • Asian: 4/296 (1.35%)
    • Black or African American: 81/296 (27.36%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 133/296 (44.93%)
    • Multiracial: 18/296 (6.08%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2/296 (0.68%)
    • White: 57/296 (19.25%)
    • Female: 187/296 (63.18%)
    • Genderqueer: 1/296 (0.34%)
    • Male: 107/296 (36.15%)
    • Transgender: 1/296 (0.34%)
  • 2018-19
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 2/298 (0.67%)
    • Asian: 3/298 (1.01%)
    • Black or African American: 71/298 (23.83%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 115/298 (38.59%)
    • Multiracial: 15/298 (5.03%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2/298 (0.67%)
    • White: 66/298 (22.15%)
    • Race undisclosed: 24/298 (8.05%)
    • Female: 197/298 (66.11%)
    • Genderqueer: 1/298 (0.33%)
    • Male: 97/298 (32.55%)
    • Transgender: 2/298 (0.67%)
    • Gender identity undisclosed: 1/298 (0.34%)
  • 2017-18
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 3/306 (0.98%)
    • Asian: 4/306 (1.31%)
    • Black or African American: 76/306 (24.84%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 98/306 (32.03%)
    • Multiracial: 13/306 (4.25%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 7/306 (2.29%)
    • White: 64/306 (20.92%)
    • Race undisclosed: 41/306 (13.40%)
    • Female: 199/306 (65.03%)
    • Genderqueer: 1/306 (0.33%)
    • Male: 95/306 (31.05%)
    • Transgender: 9/306 (2.94%)
    • Gender identity undisclosed: 2/306 (0.65%)

Population distribution by other identities

  • 2019-20
    • First-generation college: 219/296 (73.99%)
    • Non-traditional: 21/296 (7.09%)
  • 2018-19
    • First-generation college: 190/298 (63.76%)
    • Non-traditional: 24/298 (8.05%)
  • 2017-18
    • First-generation college: 178/306 (58.17%)
    • Non-traditional: 32/306 (10.45%)

Total number of participants who completed the academic year with a GPA of 2.0 and above

  • 2019-20: 279/296 (94.26%) 
  • 2018-19: 278/298 (93.29%)
  • 2017-18: 288/306 (94.12%)

Total number of participants with a declared major by the end of their sophomore year

  • 2019-20: 294/296 (99.32%)
  • 2018-19: 298/298 (100.00%)
  • 2017-18: 292/306 (95.42%)

Total number of participants who graduated within six years of enrollment to the University

  • 2019-20: 23/28 (82.14%)
  • 2018-19: 36/46 (78.26%)
  • 2017-18: 44/48 (91.67%)

2011 to 2017 grant cycle

Total number of participants served

  • 2016-17: 280
  • 2015-16: 330
  • 2014-15: 388
  • 2013-14: 454
  • 2012-13: 410
  • 2011-12: 275

Participant demographics

Population distribution by race and gender

  • 2016-17
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 4/280 (1.43%)
    • Asian: 10/280 (3.57%)
    • Black or African American: 87/280 (31.07%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 96/280 (34.29%)
    • Multiracial: 9/280 (3.21%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 2/280 (0.71%)
    • White: 72/280 (25.71%)
    • Female: 182/280 (65.00%)
    • Male: 98/280 (35.00%)
  • 2015-16
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 4/330 (1.21%)
    • Asian: 9/330 (2.73%)
    • Black or African American: 118/330 (35.76%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 96/330 (29.09%)
    • Multiracial: 11/330 (3.33%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 4/330 (1.21%)
    • White: 88/330 (26.67%)
    • Female: 210/330 (63.64%)
    • Male: 120/330 (36.36%)
  • 2014-15
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 3/388 (0.77%)
    • Asian: 13/388 (3.35%)
    • Black or African American: 154/388 (39.69%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 80/388 (20.62%)
    • Multiracial: 15/388 (3.87%)
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0/388 (0%)
    • White: 123/388 (31.70%)
    • Female: 254/388 (65.46%)
    • Male: 134/388 (34.54%)

Population distribution by other identities

  • 2016-17
    • First-generation college: 169/280 (60.36%)
    • Non-traditional: 28/280 (10.00%)
    • Veteran: 1/280 (0.36%)
  • 2015-16
    • First-generation college: 179/330 (54.24%)
    • Non-traditional: 32/330 (9.70%)
    • Veteran: 1/330 (0.30%)
  • 2014-15
    • First-generation college: 301/388 (77.58%)
    • Non-traditional: 37/388 (9.54%)
    • Veteran: 1/388 (0.25%)
  • 2013-14
    • First-generation college: 234/454 (51.54%)
    • Non-traditional: 33/454 (7.27%)
    • Veteran: 1/454 (0.22%)
  • 2012-13
    • First-generation college: 207/410 (50.98%)
    • Non-traditional: 25/410 (6.10%)
    • Veteran: 0 (0%)

Total number of participants who completed the academic year with a GPA of 2.5 and above

  • 2016-17: 191/280 (68.21%)
  • 2015-16: 241/330 (73.03%)
  • 2014-15: 285/388 (73.45%)
  • 2013-14: 325/454 (71.59%) 
  • 2012-13: 292/410 (71.22%)
  • 2011-12: 216/275 (78.55%)

Total number of participants with a declared major by the end of their sophomore year

  • 2016-17: 242/280 (86.43%)
  • 2015-16: 325/330 (98.48%)
  • 2014-15: 352/388 (90.72%)
  • 2013-14: 406/454 (89.43%)
  • 2012-13: 407/410 (99.27%)
  • 2011-12: 262/275 (95.27%)

Total number of participants who graduated within six years of enrollment to the University

  • 2016-17: 43/44 (97.73%)
  • 2015-16: 73/79 (92.41%)
  • 2014-15: 65/76 (85.53%)
  • 2013-14: 46/53 (86.79%)
  • 2012-13: 27/28 (96.43%)
  • 2011-12: 7/7 (100%)

2006 to 2011 grant cycle

Total number of participants served

  • 2010-11: 341
  • 2009-10: 230
  • 2008-09: 306
  • 2007-08: 280
  • 2006-07: 20

Participant demographics

Population distribution by race and gender

  • 2010-11
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 2/341 (0.59%)
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 14/341 (4.11%)
    • Black or African American: 124/341 (36.36%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 33/341 (9.68%)
    • Multiracial: 11/341 (3.23%)
    • White: 129/341 (37.83%)
    • Other: 28/341 (8.21%)
    • Female: 216/341 (63.34%)
    • Male: 125/341 (36.66%)
  • 2009-10
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 4/230 (1.74%)
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 17/230 (7.39%)
    • Black or African American: 93/230 (40.43%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 27/230 (11.74%)
    • White: 88/230 (38.26%)
    • Other: 1/230 (0.43%)
    • Female: 147/230 (63.91%)
    • Male: 183/230 (79.57%)
  • 2008-09
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 7/306 (2.29%)
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 19/306 (6.21%)
    • Black or African American: 119/306 (38.89%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 25/306 (8.17%)
    • White: 123/306 (40.20%)
    • Other: 13/306 (4.25%)
    • Female: 186/306 (60.78%)
    • Male: 120/306 (39.22%)
  • 2007-08
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 9/280 (3.21%)
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 6/280 (2.14%)
    • Black or African American: 139/280 (49.64%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 35/280 (12.50%)
    • White: 80/280 (28.57%)
    • Other: 11/280 (3.93%)
    • Female: 169/280 (60.36%)
    • Male: 111/280 (39.64%)
  • 2006-07
    • American Indian or Alaska Native: 1/20 (5.00%)
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1/20 (5.00%)
    • Black or African American: 15/20 (75.00%)
    • Hispanic or Latino: 3/20 (15.00%)
    • Female: 9/20 (45.00%)
    • Male: 11/20 (55.00%)

Population distribution by other identities

  • 2010-11
    • First-generation college: 165/341 (48.39%)
    • Non-traditional: 32/341 (9.38%)
  • 2009-10
    • First-generation college: 204/230 (88.70%)
    • Non-traditional: 13/230 (5.65%)
  • 2008-09
    • First-generation college: 148/306 (48.04%)
    • Non-traditional: 18/306 (5.88%)
  • 2007-08
    • First-generation college: 97/280 (34.64%)
    • Non-traditional: 4/280 (1.43%)
  • 2006-07
    • First-generation college: 12/20 (60.00%)

Fun Facts

Between March 2007 and October 2019:

  • The Mentoring for Success Program has served over 1,700 unique participants.
  • The Mentoring for Success Program has employed over 210 student employees in the roles of peer mentor, group leader, program assistant, budget analyst, office assistant, and intern. 
  • Almost 40% of our current and former student staff are international students; the rest are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Including the U.S., 27 countries are represented by our student staff, a few of whom hold dual citizenship or identify strongly with their parents' ancestry or country of origin. The countries represented include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Togo, and Vietnam. Also represented is Puerto Rico.
  • The largest groups of international student staff are from the Dominican Republic, India, and Malaysia. Together, students from these three countries make up almost 25% of our student staff.