The future Student Success Center is slated to house services that are proven to increase graduation rates, house veteran services, and connect students to internship providers and employers.
With space a premium at the fastest growing university in Oregon and Central Oregon’s job growth projected to be the highest in the state, the future Student Success Center will provide a dedicated venue to develop today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.
Around the country, 55% of first-time freshmen enroll at a college within 50 miles of home. Central Oregonians represent 59% of students at OSU-Cascades. Without a nearby university, some young people may never attend college. But when they do, student success services can make a difference. This is especially true for:
Likelihood of persistence to a second year in college increases
Source: Oregon State University, Corvallis campus
Classes are just the start when it comes to launching a student onto a successful career path.
Experiences build students’ practical and professional skills, and talented future employees. More than 75% of OSU-Cascades 2020 graduates had participated in at least one experiential learning opportunity within four years of earning their degree.
Student success services make earning a degree and contributing to a workplace more likely.
Likelihood of becoming an engaged and active employee increases
1.8X with internships
1.6X with extracurricular activities
1.9X with encouragement from mentor
1.7X with in-depth project
Source: Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report on outcomes of higher education