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Faculty mentorship can have an impact on a student's academic performance and career exploration in higher education. Several studies have highlighted the stressors that can hinder students from pursuing higher education, including the gap between themselves and their peers. However, data has supported that many of these concerns are not only addressed by faculty support but oftentimes are resolved by the increased opportunities these mentorships provide. Faculty mentoring programs, such as the Faculty Advising Program, offer students the consistent guidance and resources needed to thrive during their time in college. The data presented for our poster is from our own program here at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and includes over 4 years of survey data that allows us to make a thorough analysis and provide consistent results. Therefore, the question we wish to answer is, what is the extent, importance, and impact of faculty mentorship on college students?