Higher Grade Point Average: Students participating in TLCs earn GPAs that are .2 higher than non-TLC students. After two years at NIU, students that participated in the 2010 TLCs have an average GPA of 2.88, while non-TLC students earned a GPA of 2.68. (See graphs below.)
Higher Retention Rates: Students participating in
TLCs have a greater likelihood of enrolling in classes the following
semester compared to non-TLC students. After four semesters at NIU, students who participated in a TLC had a 9% higher retention rate compared to those students not enrolled in a TLC. (See graphs below.)
Small Classes: 25 students per course
Academic Success Skills: higher attendance, increased class participation, study habits, etc.
Peer Leader: work with an upper classmen during study sessions to prepare for exams, complete homework, etc.