Expanding Access to Higher Education
Each year, three million Americans graduate from high school, but only eight percent are qualified to attend a top university. African-Americans and Latinos represent just 14 percent—35,000—of those graduates. Of students from the lowest-income households who make it to college, just nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. What are universities doing to expand their pipelines and ensure success for all their students? Is there enough collaboration between universities and their K-12 partners? What are the innovative and effective programs preparing disadvantaged students for higher education before they graduate?