College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.
In today’s economy, postsecondary education has become the single most important step that many young people can take to boost economic mobility and transform lives, communities, and the nation at large.
Nevertheless, too many students are not applying to college. The socioeconomic enrollment gap is a major challenge for our nation. Studies show high-income students are 16% more likely to enroll in colleges than equally qualified low-income students. In fact, 25% of low-income students who score in the top quartile on standardized tests never go to college.
Change is possible. Connecting students to the postsecondary education that suits their interests, abilities, and ambitions can change the trajectory of their lives—and the futures of their families, their communities, and our country.
Today, after more than a decade of growth and impact, our 829 near-peer advisers serve more than 240,000 students in 782 high schools across America.