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We Achieve Our Full Potential

An Estimated

49%

of college students EARN A DEGREE WITHIN 6 YEARS

 

Source: E3 Alliance

 

Source: E3 Alliance

 

Source: E3 Alliance

 

Source: E3 Alliance

 

LOCAL EFFORTS

  • The Austin College Access Network (ACAN) is made up of 8 community-based organizations dedicated to improving first generation college success. ACAN brings institutions of higher education  from across the region together to share best practices to improve support services, track student trends  and identify policies that hinder student success.
  • The Greater Austin Area My Brother’s Keeper Initiative brings together local partners to develop strategies for improving educational outcomes for boys and young men of color. The local partnership includes Travis County, the City of Austin, Austin ISD, Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
  • The Direct-To-College Achievement Plan is a multi-chamber, multi-school district, multi-business compact to commit to enroll 70% of the Class of 2016 directly in higher education.
  • The Central Texas Student Futures Project, a partnership between the Ray Marshall Center and local school districts, combines surveys of high school seniors with administrative records to assess post-high school outcomes for area graduates.