Retention and Student Success

Visit our e-weekly student success information page at:
See our Retention and Student Success Reimagined brochure and our Saluqi Sucess Technology Toolkit.

The mission of Retention and Student Success is to offer innovative, student-centered support systems in Advising, Academic Support, Career Services, Counseling Services, Student Disability Services, Student Development, and Testing Services, which will aid in increased retention and student success rates for the College.


Navigate is our new mobile app that helps you take charge of your student experience here at Southwest. Navigate includes links to resources on campus that will help you be successful, a To-Do list that helps you keep track of upcoming deadlines for admissions, Financial Aid and advising/registration, and an engaging calendar of events for your campus involvement.  Navigate is also the primary tool for you and your Professional Academic Advisor to connect, schedule appointments, and plan your academic career at Southwest. You can also access Navigate on your desktop PC, tablet, or laptop at  To learn even more about Navigate and all of its great features to support you from Admissions to Graduation Day, go to our Navigate Info Page at


Saluqi Success Pathway (SSP) Overview

Student Support

Student Success involves wraparound support services for all Southwest students. Whether you are just finishing high school or returning to college for a new career, the support services below will empower you for a successful college experience through graduation day.

Retention and Student Success provides intentional focus for the entire College in developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing student retention and success initiatives aligned with the College mission "to provide the citizens of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high quality and affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future educational opportunities, and successful employment."

Special emphasis on data-driven decision making in full support of the Achieving the Dream agenda to Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset Southwest is primary and integral to the transformational work of Southwest Tennessee Community College.