CSP by the Numbers
In July 2020, the Community Scholars Program (CSP) welcomed a new cohort of diverse and accomplished Scholars. Hailing from 25 different states across the country, these students of varying racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and religious identities came to Georgetown to successfully complete CSP’s five-week summer program, but they left Georgetown with even more: a strong community to return to at the start of the fall semester. CSP’s commitment to community-building and holistic support of first-generation, low-income students make this program and its students the unique “soul of Georgetown,” and the academic and personal success of Scholars continues to build a legacy that speaks for itself. From 2012-2017, Scholars’ graduation rate was 92%, and the classes of 2019-2022 accomplished an extremely impressive first-to-second year retention rate of 98%.
Below, you will find data on the impact of our 2020 summer program, specifically–though the support of the Community Scholars Program follows Scholars throughout the entirety of their time at Georgetown:
Pre-Community Scholars Statistics
80% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
89% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
86% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
Post-Community Scholars Statistics
95% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
94% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
92% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
86% of Scholars are comfortable reaching out to another Scholar for support.
100% of Scholars would recommend the program to a prospective student.
Community Scholars Diversity Statistics
The 2024 class of 70 Community Scholars are 100% first-generation students and of over 13 different religious affiliations, represent 23 states and territories, and identify with diverse racial, ethnic, and citizenship backgrounds.