Lovinger 1270, University of Central Missouri
520 S. Maguire
Warrensburg, MO 64093-5187
The THRIVE Program provides a 2-year residential college experience for young adults with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, building skills for transitioning from home to independence. THRIVE is a certificate program (not an accredited college degree program). Graduating students will receive a Certificate of Success along with their personal portfolio. Because the curriculum program will be tailored to the individual skills and needs of these students, some may go on to earn a degree with the proper supports.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||25|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||December 31|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||54%|
|Cost of the program:||Cost for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020: THRIVE Fee-$5,500 yearly fee Tuition-$4025.50 a semester Housing-$2806 Meals-$1675 Total Cost for Fall-$14,052.50 For Spring-$8,502.50 Total Yearly Cost-$22,555|
|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:||
THRIVE Student Success Fund Scholarships and Bunky Wright Educational Scholarship are funds donated to the University of Central Missouri Foundation for the purpose of THRIVE Scholarships. Criteria for recipients of these partial THRIVE scholarships are based on the FAFSA information received by the University of Central Missouri. The amount of dollars available depends on the number of donations.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Students in THRIVE Program enroll for an elective class during Semesters 2, 3 & 4. It is a class at the introductory level in any department they have an interest in, preferably tied into their internship. For example, students interested in Child Care would probably choose their elective classes in Child Development, Individual & Family Relationships, or Education of the Exceptional Child.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Semester 1: University Foundations, Independence & Daily Living Skills, Technology Literacy Class, Relationships 101, PLATO (a computerized program for academic skills: Reading, Writing & Math).
Semester 2: Learning Strategies, Workplace & Community Skills, Personal Math, PLATO (a computerized program for academic skills: Reading, Writing & Math).
Semester 3: Internship I Class, Transition Planning I, PLATO (a computerized program for academic skills: Reading, Writing, Math & Work Keys).
Semester 4: Internship II Class, Transition Planning II, PLATO (a computerized program for academic skills: Reading, Writing, Math & Work Keys).
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate of Success|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||35%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||50%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
Example: Certificate of Success in area of Child Care
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||25%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Campus activities such as hypnotist and magician shows, concerts, bingo, bowling, movies, basketball games, football games, volleyball games, Intramural softball, rock wall climbing, weight lifting, theatre productions, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Spirit Window, Integrated Business Experience partnerships, volunteering for service projects, etiquette dinners, formal dances sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, etc.