College can make the American dream a reality for many in our country, yet there are multiple barriers to success including cost, social and cultural challenges, lack of academic preparation, insufficient experience navigating a new environment, among others. Providing comprehensive support with a singular focus on degree completion can dramatically increase scholar success.
The most important indicator of whether or not a student will succeed in college is family income. Little progress has been made in the past forty years – graduation rate for students from the lowest income quartile is still only 12%.
Pell Institute, Indicators of Higher Education Equity
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