Thrive Center has a proven track record of increasing the retention of students who participate in our programs and services. 

 

FALL 2016 RETENTION OUTCOMES 

Arizona Assurance: 91% (compared to 78% of a similar peer comparison group) 

First Cats: 96% (compared to 80% of a similar peer comparison group) 

Cultural Learning Communities: 84% (compared to 81% of a similar peer comparison group) 

 

FALL 2015 RETENTION OUTCOMES 

Arizona Assurance: 87% (compared to 77% of a similar peer comparison group) 

Cultural Learning Communities: 89% (compared to 78% of a similar peer comparison group) 

 

FALL 2014 RETENTION OUTCOMES 

Arizona Assurance: 92% (compared to 76% of a similar peer comparison group) 

Cultural Learning Communities: 77% (compared to 67% of a similar peer comparison group) 

 

Notes:

  1. Student comparison groups are generated using propensity score matching to account for factors which influence retention and program participation
  2. Retention rates are rounded
  3. Participation is limited to those who actively engaged in given program for a full year
  • Over 1,900 students received individualized, direct student support from Thrive Center.
  • Thrive Center held our inaugural First Cats Mixer with over 200 students, staff and faculty in attendance.
  • In our first year offering mentoring to second year, first-gen students we had 109 participants.
  • 59% of the students we worked with identified as being first-generation college students.
  • 75% of PASS participants saw an increase in their cumulative GPA.