Our Impact

Active participation in the Arizona Assurance Scholars Program has shown to increase the retention and graduate rates for students.  As a result of programming efforts and mentoring, students create a better connection to campus. 

  • More than 4,500 students have participated in Arizona Assurance since its inception in 2008. 
  • AZA students end each year with an average cumulative GPA of 3.0 and one out of every three ending the year with a 3.5 GPA or higher.  
  • AZA  students consistently match or outpace their UArizona peers in first-year retention, four-year graduation, five-year graduation, and six-year graduation rates

“Finding out I received AZA was one of the best things that’s happened to me because I could come to this great school and not have to worry about the cost. Arizona Assurance is a great program, and it’s allowed me to come to the UA and get a top-notch education. I’m very thankful.”

Kenneth Saufley
Class of 2016
Fine Arts—Performance, Trumpet