Student Life - Research

Long-Term Outcomes: How Participation in Project Community Affects UM Alumni

Project Community is one of the University of Michigan's longest running community service-learning (CSL) programs. Between 350 and 450 UM undergrads participate in one of Project Community's 30+ sections each academic year. Students work with a community partner in one of five program areas: education, public health, criminal justice, gender and sexuality, and organizing for social justice. This study examines the long term learning outcomes of this effort on alumni.

A Research Study of Student Success for Engineering Majors Compared to Other STEM Majors

One of the objectives of this research was to understand why Michigan has a high freshman retention rate for the science, math and engineering majors. This research question was explored using the CIRP survey to define incoming freshmen's values, expectations, and high school experiences. A statistical model was developed to predict academic success as measured by the student's first year GPA and persistence to the second year.

Financial Resources and College Choice: How students envision college careers

In the State of Michigan and throughout America discussion about the affordability of higher education abounds. Of great concern is whether prospective students and their families can aspire to the full range of higher education institutions, and with what means they can achieve their educational goals. Throughout this issue, we will discuss key elements of this financial equation. Students' choices of institution, confidence in their ability to pay for college, and resources for financial support all play a role in their decisions to apply, enroll, and remain connected to any college or university.