CARE

FSU Foundation receives $100,000 grant from Truist to expand programming for first-generation students

The Florida State University Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation through its Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, to expand programming and improve retention and graduation rates for first-generation students and those disadvantaged by economic circumstances. The grant will be used to aid first-generation students, students with […]

FSU Alumni Association announces fully endowed First-Generation CARE Scholarship

Florida State University · New Scholarship receives endowment The Florida State University Alumni Association announced Tuesday full endowment of the First-Generation CARE Scholarship, which supports first-generation students in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement. The First-Generation CARE Scholarship will aid FSU students who are the first in their family to attend college and who […]

FSU receives $1.3M Talent Search grant to improve college enrollment for students at Title I schools

Florida State University received a $1.3 million federal grant to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students at Title I schools in the Florida Panhandle. FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and FSU Panama City will launch a pre-college program with funding from the five-year Talent Search grant, part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. “This project is an exciting […]

Robel Mechal

With its beautiful campus, resources for students and incredible faculty and staff, Robel Mechal said making the decision to attend Florida State University was an easy choice. While at FSU, Mechal has taken advantage of all resources on campus, not only for himself but also to give back and help other students. “I had a […]

FSU scores top four-year graduation rate in state of Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to data that will be part of the State University System’s 2021 Accountability Plan later this year. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 74 percent, placing FSU first in the State University System of Florida and in the […]

FSU CARE works to improve college access in North Florida

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) has received a $205,500 infusion of state and local funds to help improve college access for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12. This funding includes a $145,500 award from the Florida Department of Education College Reach-Out Program (CROP) and $60,000 from the Community […]

FSU to celebrate first-generation college student success

Florida State University will recognize its first-generation students and their accomplishments during a week of events expanding upon the nationwide First-Generation College Celebration, which will take place Sunday, Nov. 8. Florida State’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), which provides first-generation and underrepresented students the necessary resources and support network they need to flourish […]

Essence Duncan

A first-generation student at Florida State University, Essence Duncan was raised without any expectations of going to college. Now a senior, she couldn’t imagine her life without the experience of higher education. Duncan had plans to follow in the footsteps of her parents and join the military immediately following high school. Then, she discovered Florida […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

Leading the way to student success: How FSU’s data-driven approach is turning heads across the nation

More Florida State University students than ever are graduating in four years, but the university’s upward trajectory in student success hasn’t happened overnight.    As a result of careful and strategic investments over the past two decades, Florida State’s four-year graduation rate is No. 1 in the state of Florida and one of the best in the nation.   Of the freshmen who entered the […]

Engage 100: Connecting students beyond the classroom

College is a place for educational and personal growth, a place where students begin finding their place in the world. Florida State University is doing its part to help students during that process through its new initiative, Engage 100. The initiative is designed to enhance the student experience by connecting, engaging and challenging them from […]

FSU boasts best four-year graduation rate in Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to the latest data reported in the State University System’s 2018 Accountability Plan. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 68.4 percent, nearly three points higher than the previous year’s cohort, placing FSU first among all State University System […]