Student Success — A campuswide philosophy

Students working at Learning Center

Visits to JMU's Learning Centers have more than doubled in the last six years.

Student success is at once a phenomenon, an attitude, a philosophy and a conscientious programmatic effort that pervades campus. Madison's formidable scholars push their students to succeed academically, and students also have access to thriving programs — like Orientation, the Learning Centers, Health Center, Community Service-Learning, and Career and Academic Planning. Taken together these programs have already made their mark during the Rose era and today serve as a national model in higher education.

In 2010-11, there were 48 Alternative Break programs, up 167 percent from the 25 trips in 2000-01. Also, in 2010-11 Break Away ranked JMU's Alternative Break program third in the nation behind the much larger University of Michigan and University of Maryland.

Visits to the Learning Centers have more than doubled in the last six years. In 2010-11, JMU students made 29,000 visits to its five Learning Programs, which include Science and Math, Communication, English Language, Writing and Peer-Assisted Study. There were 11,000 visits to three centers in 2004-05.

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