We Are Increasing College Graduation Rates in Arizona
College provides the skills and knowledge vital to success in today’s global economy—including the ability to create, innovate and think critically to solve complex challenges. People who earn a college degree are less likely to be unemployed. They have higher incomes over their lifetimes. They pay more taxes. Consequently, college graduates require fewer state-supported services. They save more for retirement. They even live longer.
College Success Arizona is increasing the number of postsecondary degrees in the state. Our scholarships give students who otherwise could not afford college a chance to go. Most of our scholars are first-generation college-going students, from Latino and low-income families. The professional mentoring supports we provide along with the scholarships are the key ingredient in helping our scholars persist in and graduate from college. In fact, our scholars graduate at twice the rate of other college-going students in the state.