The Center for Achievement, Retention and Student Success (CARSS) aims to strengthen the U.S. workforce and research sectors and to provide a model program for the nation's higher education institutions to address dramatic nationwide workforce shortfalls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by reversing the problem of low enrollment in STEM majors. The Center is supported by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Center's goals include an assessment process to provide information through published work for other academic institutions to increase STEM graduation rates. The Center specializes in tutoring and mentoring services for all STEM majors. It includes career counseling, faculty mentoring, and a recruitment component that involves consultation with student families, and various financial incentives.