University of Iowa

Student Success


What is Student Success?

The definition of student success varies between individual students. However, in general, it includes several components, each of which contribute to a student's personal measure of their success. We take a holistic, or broad, approach to defining and supporting student success. Student success can be:

  • Reaching academic goals
  • Social, personal, and emotional development
  • Appreciating diverse perspectives and developing a clearer sense of personal identity
  • Displaying resiliency and engaging in help-seeking behaviors
  • Developing a sense of belonging and ownership
  • Financial literacy and stability

How University College Supports Student Success

Staff in University College support student success through several transitional and high impact activities that include: