College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) - St. Edwards University

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The mission of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at St. Edwards University is to help migrant students transform their lives, and the lives of their families, by obtaining their college degree. The primary goal is for CAMP students to persist from their freshmen year to their senior year.

Program Description

Established in 1972, CAMP at St. Edward’s University enables students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families to achieve their dream of a college degree. These students are first-generation college-goers, who have oftentimes experienced disruptions in their primary and secondary education while migrating with their families to work in the fields. CAMP provides these students with full tuition and comprehensive support services proven to promote a successful transition from high school to college and college completion. While federal support is limited to freshmen, St. Edward's University provides CAMP sophomores through seniors with ongoing full tuition and tutoring.



To date, St. Edward’s University CAMP has served more than 2,700 migrant students, enrolling 35 or more new CAMP freshmen each year and 98% of CAMP students are Latino.

The 2006 CAMP cohort six-year graduation rate for the was 62.2%, which compares favorably with the overall six-year graduation rate of 68.8% for St. Edward's University.

In 2012, more than 95% of the CAMP students completed the first year with a one-year retention rate of 82.9%.