With a focus on such personal attention, the Summer Bridge Program of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, or CARE, serves up academic support and practical information for more than 300 first-generation students or those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged.
Since 2000, nearly 4,500 students have enrolled in the program. The average GPA after CARE students’ first term of college is 3.133. Their 6-year retention rate is 72 percent and their graduation rate is 67 percent. Numerous CARE students have distinguished themselves among the university’s elite student scholars. Among them are 2012 Truman Scholar finalist Jesid Acosta, 2012 Fulbright Scholar Sandy Noel and 2006 Rhodes Scholar Garrett Johnson.
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