Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement

Kehinde Sogbesan

With a passion for research and advocacy, first-generation college student Kehinde Sogbesan chose to attend Florida State University to pursue work that would ensure privacy, promote sexual health and lead to faster intervention for college students, disenfranchised communities, LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented populations. Sogbesan always dreamed of going to college, but he and his parents […]

The Big Story: October 24, 2022

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, or CARE, has been awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to broaden a program that helps prepare high school students for college. CARE received the funding to start a new Upward Bound program in Suwannee and Hamilton counties, with a focus on math and science. Read more …

FSU holds week of events for First-Generation College Celebration 

Florida State University will celebrate the achievements of first-generation students with a week of events beginning Monday, Nov. 8, held in conjunction with the nationwide First-Generation College Celebration. “We hope First-Gen week will be a time to celebrate the accomplishments of all first-generation students at Florida State University and bring awareness to the greater campus community about what it means to be a first-generation college […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida State to honor students, families, cultures in first fall ceremony

The Center for Leadership & Social Change, Student Government Association and Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement will recognize 67 graduating seniors at the Rite to A-rak-ke-ce-tv cultural graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms. The name “A-rak-ke-ce-tv” is the Seminole Creek phrase meaning “to honor” as we seek […]