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HORIZONS Student Support Program

Program Description

A partnership with the National TRIO Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and Purdue University that provides counseling, mentoring, and tutoring to underserved students. First generation college bound, low income, or physically disabled students are eligible. Participants are required to attend study skills, computer, and community service courses, and serve as peer mentors to younger students. In addition to social and academic support, the program provides career counseling, and a dedicated study area.

Available Evidence

Level 1 - The program has publicly available descriptive data, including number of participants, and attrition rates. The program also provides percentages that show participants have higher graduation rates than a matched control group. Students also report positive opinions of the program. However, no statistical analyses have been conducted. 
 
Dale, P. M., & Zych, T. (1996). A successful college retention program. College Student Journal, 30(3), 354-357.

Contact Information

HORIZONS Student Support Program
Purdue University
Schleman Hall, Room 230
West Lafayette,  IN  47907
765-494-7094
http://www.purdue.edu/horizons

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