Student Success

The Division of Student Success provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, colleges, and administrative units. The Student Success Division includes the Student Success Centers (formerly Retention Services), which provides many direct student services and resources, and the Student Success Evaluation & Research Center (SSERC), which provides data, research, and evaluation support for the campus and manages the adviser case management, early alert, and predictive analytics systems that are part of the student success initiatives. 

Division News

  • Welcome to the 2016-17 academic year!

    September 21, 2016

    This year UCSC welcomes approximately 4,235 frosh, 1,125 transfer and 700 master’s and PhD students. Increased enrollment includes 650 more California undergraduates than fall of 2015. And, the undergraduate student body is more diverse.

  • Phase 1 of the SSC Campus System Pilot is Live

    June 30, 2016

    Today, the Student Success Evaluation and Research Center (SSERC) launched the first phase of the EAB SSC Campus system pilot in a live production site. SSC Campus is a web-based student success tool with many advising and data analytics functionalities aimed at better coordinating advising, tutoring, and other student support services to help increase retention and graduation rates and close achievement gaps.

  • UCSC to Pilot New Web-Based Tools for Student Success

    February 4, 2016

    UCSC is implementing new tools to coordinate campus advising and other support programs to increase student success.

  • UCSC Creates New Division of Student Success

    November 24, 2015

    EVC Galloway appoints Jaye Padgett as Interim Vice Provost for the new Division of Student Success to provide dedicated campus leadership for ensuring a consistent focus on increasing graduation rates and closing achievement gaps and for coordinating collaboration with the many campus units working toward these goals.

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SSC Campus

Coordinated and targeted approaches to supporting students are key for retaining and graduating students, thus increasing student success. The Student Success Collaborative Campus (SSC Campus) is a web-based tool from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to help coordinate, target, and report on advising, tutoring, and other student success services on the UCSC campus.

UCSC is currently conducting an early phase of a campus pilot of SSC Campus that only includes advisers in PBSci, Crown, Kresge, Merrill, and Porter Colleges, EOP, and STARS. See our news feed for pilot updates.

SSC Campus is managed by the Student Success Evaluation and Research Center (SSERC). Please contact Sam Foster, SSERC Managing Director & SSC Campus System Manager, at or 831.459.5451 for additional information.