The LMC programs noted above provide a unique collaborative, supportive environment for the successful operation of CSTEP at Le Moyne. Since its inception in 2011, CSTEP has enrolled 214 students interested in pursuing CSTEP-targeted professions (35 students above enrollment target). CSTEP has a successful track record in recruiting and retaining historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students. In particular, we have been very successful at recruiting and retaining young males of color, a group traditionally hard to attract to academically challenging programs like CSTEP. Overall, 35% of our students are males; 70% are African-American and 15% Hispanic/Latino.
Due to the success of the program, each semester, the Program is always 100% enrolled—and often consistently over-enrolled. Our retention rate is 90%, while our graduation to graduate school and/or employment rate is 90% within 6 months. All students leave the CSTEP program with a Bachelor’s degree in a CSTEP-related field—earned at LMC. Over eight (8) majors are represented by current CSTEP students including Biology, Nursing, Information Technology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Criminology, Health Professions, Accounting, Math and the Social Sciences.
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