College access and success refers to the field of organizations working to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to enter college and succeed in obtaining a college degree. College access programs address academic preparedness, college aspiration and knowledge, and financial barriers by working with students and their families.
Source: Root Cause
While there are a variety of ways to prepare at-risk students for access and success in college, research shows that the best approach is a comprehensive program that includes:
High school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates are the most important indicators in measuring the college access and success gap for at-risk students. While this data is sometimes available through longitudinal studies, it is not yet collected systematically by states or the federal government.
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*The fiduciary agent for Steps to Success is the Brookline Community Foundation. View the Brookline Community Foundation's GuideStar report.
**Urban Scholars is a program of the University of Massachusetts Boston.
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