About Us



Since 1995, Center for Academic Success & Excellence (formerly Academic Retention Services) has worked on behalf of the University of Missouri to promote the success of incoming and currently enrolled students from the time of acceptance into MU until graduation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) is to support the persistence and graduation of underrepresented students at the University of Missouri. CASE provides workshops, positive mentor relationships and access to resources that enhance students’ personal development and academic success.

Our Objective:

Center for Academic Success & Excellence strives to provide opportunities related to the following objectives that are integral to helping students transition and persist at MU:

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Career Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Sense of Belonging and
  • Wellness

Who Does CASE Serve?

CASE serves as a campus support center for underrepresented ethnic students. Although, all currently enrolled students at MU can utilize the department’s services because CASE works to promote success and persistence for all students.