Success Stories

LSSP Program Highlights (since its inception in Fall 2005): The Learning Skills Support Program has been offered to MSU’s suspended students since the Fall 2005 semester and continues to offer students the opportunity to further their education as well as provides guidance, support, and a genuine interest in the student’s success here at MSU. The statistics below display the past success of the LSSP:

  • 78% of suspended students who participated in the LSSP have successfully been removed from academic suspension.
  • 66% of suspended students who participated in the LSSP have been retained at MSU one year after suspension, while only 20% of suspended students who did not participate in the LSSP have stayed in school at MSU.
  • Within four years of suspension, 37% of suspended students who participated in the LSSP have graduated from MSU, while only 9% of suspended students who did not participate in the LSSP have earned a degree.
  • Within six years of suspension, 44% of suspended students who participated in the LSSP have graduated from MSU, while only 11% of suspended students who did not participate in the LSSP have earned a degree.

Student Testimonials:

This course [LSK 1033] gave me a reality check and taught me skills that would have been helpful freshman year.

[The coordinator] did a great job, having high expectations for everyone and pushing for us to do better and give our best.

I loved this course and [it] has saved my academic career. I intend to implement things I learned in this course the rest of my life.

Ms. Pate was a great listener and very concerned about her students.

This class should be mandatory for freshman; it really helped me this year. I am so thankful for it.

I really enjoyed this class and believe it greatly promotes learning and analytical thinking. It has helped me greatly improve my grades and Ms. Pate creates high expectations for all students.

I feel like a better student from some of the learning techniques I’ve learned and used in some classes.

[Ms. Pate] helped me a lot this semester, not only with her class, but my other classes as well. Always showed interest in her students.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was a great learning experience not only academically, but for life as well. Ms. Pate is great and effective. I believe this class should be a freshman course. It would help them tremendously.

I want to thank you for helping me realize my mistakes, and this class has helped me improve on what I needed to do. I plan to strive for success every time during my college time. Thank you.

LSSP Success Statistics