WHO WE SERVE

OUR STUDENTS

Alignment among UFCS members and our partners will create stronger pathways for students through higher education and into the workforce.

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

2012
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
2013
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
2014
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
2015
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
2016
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
2017
STATE OF TEXAS
0%
UFCS
0%
FIRST GENERATION
MINORITY POPULATION
LOW INCOME
0
TRADITIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS
0
CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS

65% MATRICULATION

Total matriculation rates for all 2012-2016 graduating 9th grade cohorts is 65%.

78% PERSISTENCE

Current persistence rate for 2012-2014 graduating 9th grade cohorts is 78%.

17% COMPLETION

As of 2016, 17% of the 2012 9th grade cohort graduated college (4 year completion).

OUR MEMBERS

0
DISTRICTS OUT OF 400
0
STUDENTS
0
%
OF ALL TEXAS STUDENTS
Emerge
Whitney Gouche
EMERGE

“UFCS gives us a chance to connect with organizations across Texas.”

Idea-Public-Schools
Sari Wilson
IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“College degrees eradicate poverty.”

SBISD
Elliot Witney
SPRING BRANCH ISD

“Through a collaborative like UFCS, we discover that we have more in common than we do different.”

Harmony-Public-Schools
Berkan Kaya
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“UFCS allows us to share best practices and discover new ways to serve students.”

OUR GOALS

By 2030…

at least 70% of UFCS alumni will have a certificate or degree
  • Strategically implement UFCS action plans that best fit the needs of specific coalition districts
  • Engage in precise assessment of data and hold stakeholder accountable for measuring student achievement, persistence, and college completion
  • Collaborate with education policy-makers to alleviate barriers associated with UFCS Match and persistence efforts
  • Continue to implement a train-the-trainer model at UFCS coalition member schools
  • Actively partner with focus colleges and universities to co-design a data exchange protocol for collecting detailed student data

Average persistence rates

of all UFCS cohorts for all years will be 65%+, with a year 1 to 2 persistence rate of 55% or higher
  • Using data, identify and match at least 2 targeted resources that have the greatest impact on a specified population of students
  • Execute leadership, time-management, and college success and mentorship programs
  • Conduct on-site and online trainings for coalition members on how best to use data to inform persistence strategies
  • Devise a more informative and quantitative approach to measuring student persistence
  • Leverage existing and increase benchmark data points to include both structured and unstructured data source

By 2020…

establish a replicable and scalable PK-16 strategic model that can be utilized by school districts across Texas
  • Hold two-three live meetings and three-four conference calls (annually) in order to continuously improve on strategic plans
  • Host annual meeting for senior leadership from member districts to review UFCS progress and challenges
  • Publish alumni reports for UFCS members and senior leaders
  • Host symposium to share and learn best practices with higher education partners and experts in the field of education and human behavior
  • Capitalize on a task-centric system and interactive newsletter where coalition members can effectively collaborate and communicate