College Summit, Inc. Overview
Programs: For more than a decade, College Summit has been equipping high schools/school districts nationwide with a college-access model that has helped 35,000 students become college-bound during their senior year; students who would not otherwise have been identified or supported as college-capable. Data collected over the last two years show that College Summit high schools are raising school-wide college enrollment rates by more than 15 percent over their own baselines while the college enrollment rate for low-income students nationwide has increased by only 4 percent. In 2008-09, we expect to serve a record 17,000 high school seniors, in 13 states, approximately 40 school districts and over 200 high schools.
-Every 23 seconds, a student drops out of a public high school?adding up to 1.1 million students per year.
-Only one in three low-income high school students enrolls in college.
-For the first time since the late 1800s, America no longer has the world's highest rate of young students going on to a postsecondary institution. When compared with other industrialized nations, the United States now ranks only 13th in the percentage of the population that enters and completes college.
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