THE CHALLENGE

Low-income students often lack the guidance and support they need to prepare for college, apply to their best-fit schools, apply for financial aid, enroll and persist in their studies, and ultimately graduate. As a result, large gaps remain in educational achievement between students from low-income families and their high-income peers. Increasing college opportunity is not just an economic imperative, but a reflection of our values. We need to reach, inspire, and empower every student, regardless of background, to make sure that our country is a place where if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.

Students in the South That are low-income

College Completion Rate for Low-Income Students

College Completion Rate for High-Income Students

Percentage of Jobs Requiring a Post-Secondary Education by 2020