To create a significant increase in the postsecondary attainment rate of students in Arizona, particularly for those who otherwise would not be able to attend or graduate. By doing so, we believe that we will improve the quality of life not just for those individuals and their families but also for the state as a whole.
college success = arizona success
For Arizona’s students, getting into college is not enough. Earning a college degree is quickly becoming a necessity for future success, both for individuals and the welfare of the entire state.
By 2020, 64 percent of our state’s jobs will require a career certificate or a college degree. But even if a student gets into college and has the resources to afford it, the chance of graduating is not as high as most would think.
At Arizona’s public universities, just more than one-half of full-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees actually graduate within six years. If a student comes from a low-income background, is a first generation college student, is a minority or is a part-time student, their chances decline dramatically.
College Success Arizona specializes in helping students from all backgrounds stay on track and leave college with a degree in hand. More than 70 percent of our scholars graduate from college in six years, which is significantly better than rate for the average Arizona college student. About 70 percent of our scholars are first-generation college-goers, and 85 percent are minorities and all come from low-income families.
how we help
- Providing scholarships and mentoring support services
- Building partnerships with college access programs and scholarship programs
- Raising the awareness of the importance of college completion
- Support of more than 225 college access and success organizations throughout the state
Learn more about College Success Arizona and locate our IRS 990 on GuideStar