Measuring Our Success
The award-winning Compact for Success program celebrated its 12th anniversary in 2011. The partnership between San Diego State University and the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) was the first of its kind in the nation, and others are now forming to model its achievement.
Dr. Lou Murillo, Director of Compact for Success, is proud of the progress made, both by the program and by the students it is helping. “As we reflect on our work, we see clear evidence that more graduates of the Sweetwater District have gone on to college than ever before,” he said. “Applications to SDSU have increased more than 120 percent since the beginning of the program.”
The numbers of SUHSD graduates who have enrolled in SDSU have significantly increased, and the number of students being admitted having met the English and math proficiency requirements has also increased. Compact Scholars are outperforming other SDSU students and their retention rate is the same — demonstrating that the Compact for Success Program has not only provided access to SDSU but also the support to assure they will complete their educational goals in a timely manner.
Trend Data for SUHSD 2000 – 2010
Trend Data for SUHSD 2009
|7th||College: Making it Happen||2,007
|7th||7th Grade Campus Visit to SDSU||3,200
|7th / 8th||Compact Mentors||2,714
|10th||Compact Advisors at GEAR UP sites||1,020
|10th||10th Grade Visit to SDSU||1,582
|11th||11th Grade Recognition Assemblies||2,039
|11th / 12th||District College Fair||1,200
|12th||Financial Aid Events||3,086