NSSC Student Success Model


MSU has committed to support the ongoing learning and persistence of its students, and the belief that all undergraduate student can graduate. We are committed to helping our students reduce their time and cost of degree as they navigate the right academic path, grow their knowledge, pursue their passion and discover their purpose. 

MSU aims to increase our overall graduation rate to 82% by 2020. As a part of achieving this goal, we are focused on closing opportunity gaps for lower-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority student populations. With all this in mind we bring you our model for student success. 

Click on each section below to see how we are creating a model for a well-rounded student that is ready to embrace and engage life on campus. 


  • Academic Proficiency
    • Enhanced academic performance and skills.
    • An understanding of learning styles and strategies
    • Early Knowledge and use of academic resources
  • Institutional Navigation
    • An understanding of policies related to academic standing and time to degree
    • Knowledge of institutional processes and procedures
  • Socio-emotional Engagement
    • Balanced involvement
    • Sense of belonging
    • Reflection and self-assessment
    • Sense of Purpose
    • Intercultural awareness and engagement