Who We Are
College Success Arizona is building public will for college completion and providing a unique combination of scholarships and mentoring that increase college graduation rates among low-income and first-generation students across the state. We do this through; providing scholarships and mentoring support services, building partnerships with college access programs and scholarship programs, raising the awareness of the importance of college completion, and the support of more than 200 college access and success organizations throughout the state.
“College-educated citizenry are more employable, less likely to engage in high-risk health behaviors, which decreases your health costs, and are less likely to participate in any criminal activity, If you want to decrease health care costs, if you want to decrease the cost of incarceration, education is the ladder you should focus on.” – Lorenzo Baber, University of Illinois.
College Success Arizona Statistics, as of 7/1/16
- Students Currently in Program: 927
- Total Students Awarded to Date: 1,287
- Scholarship Dollars Distributed: $16.7 million
- Graduates Produced: 381
- 6 year Graduation Rate: 77%
- Freshman Retention Rate: 89%
- Overall Retention Rate: 72%
- First Generation College Students: 70%