Student Success Model


Student Success Model visualization demonstrating student experiencing moving from connection to entry to progress to completion to transition.

What is a Student Success Model?

The KU Student Success Model is designed to help our community understand how students flow through the university while highlighting key milestones: a student’s initial connection and entry to KU, their progress through a program of study, completion of a credential, and transition to alumni status leading to employment or continuing education.  

Adapted from Completion by Design’s (2018) Loss-Momentum Framework, the Student Success Model also places an emphasis on using data to examine how KU programs, policies, and practices create barriers in the student experience hindering degree completion (loss) and the strategies needed to help retain KU students and propel them towards graduation (momentum).

At the core of the model is embracing a student-centered culture and a collaborative effort to continuously improve the KU experience.