The Quantitative & Qualitative (Q&Q) Report highlights successes of the SSS program. This report presents the performance outcomes and examines the quantitative & qualitative objectives of recruitment, retention and graduation of our program participants.

View the Quantitative & Qualitative Summary of 2017-18 academic year.

Quantitative & Qualitative Summary 2017-18
Quantitative Summary

Students Served:

  • 256 students received project services
  • 67% of SSS students were both first-generation (neither parent has a 4-year degree) and low-income (family taxable income did not exceed 150% of the poverty level)
  • 24% were first generation only
  • 7% were low-income only
  • Less than 2% were students with disability only and/or disability and low income

Good Academic Standing:

  • 94% of program participants remained in Good Academic Standing with a GPA > 2.0
  • 83% completed the year with a GPA ≥ 2.5
  • 55% completed the year with a GPA ≥ 3.0


  • 74% of project students enrolled in 2016-17 re-enrolled at Wichita State and the SSS project for 2017-18


  • 43% of participants of 2012-13 cohort graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2017-18 (within 6 years)
  • Total of 36 students graduated in 2017-18


  • A total of 1908 advising contact hours were provided to project participants

Tutoring Services:

  • 91% of SSS tutored students passed their courses
  • 844.65 one-on-one tutoring hours provided to 51 students who were enrolled in 213 credit hours; an additional 801 walk-in tutoring hours were offered to project participants


  • SSS project awarded $9,052 in EOF and $7,860 in Endowed Scholarships to its participants
  • SSS students retained at Wichita State with $3,399,314.32 in federal financial assistance
Qualitative Summary
  • Oldest SSS project in the State of Kansas assisting students since 1970
  • Advising: SSS academic advisors provided academic, personal, financial aid, career and graduate school advising
  • Tutoring: 17 tutors were available for tutoring in lower level undergraduate courses during the Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters
  • Study Skills: extensive list of videos and worksheets available in SSS Tech Lab and an online class for only SSS students
  • Financial Literacy Skills: online class through and an online collection of assessments over class material available to students
  • SSS Technology Learning Lab: workspace and computers, where students may study, access study skills and/or financial literacy resources, or meet with tutors
  • Book Library: extensive collection of 478 textbooks available for borrowing
  • Computer Checkout: 12 laptops and 22 iPads available to students for checkout
  • SSS Newsletter: published 12 times a year
  • 39th Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony held in April 2018 to recognize project students, graduates and scholarship recipients

Graduate profiles provide success stories of program participants who graduated from Wichita State University. They share their academic success journey including worries, and hope for the future.

Graduate Success Profile

View the Graduate Success Profiles of program participants who graduated in 2017-18.