Taking Student Success to Scale (TS3) is a degree completion initiative led by a collaborative of higher education systems and campuses. Encompassing over 75 percent of the U.S. undergraduate student body in four-year institutions of great diversity, our member systems and campuses have the scale, influence, and desire to impact college completion in unprecedented ways. Based on the collective wisdom of our member system heads and chief academic officers, as well as research, three interventions have been identified as a starting point for this holistic and collective approach. These interventions are: Guided Pathways Using Predictive Analytics, Redesigning the Math Pathway, and High Impact Practices for All Students.

Lumina Funds Taking Student Success to Scale


In September, Lumina Foundation awarded NASH $1.2 million over two years to support deeper implementation of certain aspects of our holistic strategy for student success, Taking Student Success to Scale (TS3).
Four systems will be selected through a competitive process to participate directly in this work, with a focus on high impact practices and equity-minded learning pathways.

Blurb – About Us

The National Association of System Heads (NASH) is the association of the chief executives of the 46 colleges and university systems of public higher education in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Blurb – What is TS3

TS3 is based on the principles of collective impact and improvement science, and leverages student success interventions that are proven to promote student success, particularly for low-income, underrepresented minority and non-traditional students.

Blurb – More about TS3

By aligning student success efforts across systems and the campuses that compose them with a series of evidence-based practices, NASH hopes to create economies of scale and scope that lead to demonstrable gains in completions.