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University of Missouri-St. Louis
113 Lucas Hall
1 University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121
Program Contact Jonathan Lidgus, Director
Phone 314-516-5911
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SUCCEED is a postsecondary education program for students ages 18-25 with intellectual and developmental disabilities  at the University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL) that provides inclusive opportunities in academic, social, residential, and vocational settings. Participants engage in ongoing person-centered planning, receive individualized supports and services for academic and social inclusion, and participate in academic, vocational, and social enrichment experiences that are foundational to gainful employment and independent living in the community upon graduation. Program outcomes focus on the acquisition of independent living skills, self-advocacy skills, self-determination, community engagement, and social skill development. Upon the successful completion of the program, students in the SUCCEED program are awarded a  Chancellor’s Certificate during UMSL’s spring Commencement. Following commencement, SUCCEED graduates either matriculate into a degree program or move into competitive employment. 

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 50
Summer program name SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp
Description of our summer transition program: The SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp provides students ages 17 to 22 the SUCCEED college experience. Students will stay ovenright in Oak Hall, utilize a meal plan on campus, take various academic workshops, complete vocational training, and engage in recreational and traditional camp activities on campus. 
Summer program link: SUCCEED Summer Enrichment Camp
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: April 16th, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-25
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 97.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5250.00
Room and board: $5000.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: Students in the program take life skills courses in the Succeed Curriculum.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Chancellors Certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 90%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Students can join any of the 150 clubs/organizations on campus or they can make their own club/organization.