UNITED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
WHO WE ARE
United for College Success (UFCS) builds on the ideology that secondary education institutions should be accountable for the success of their students beyond high school. As a direct result of UFCS efforts, bold actions have led to the development of an effective tracking system for students through college. UFCS uses real-time data as a critical piece of this vision to enable data-driven insights, elicit solution-driven conversations, and improve student experience through college.
In 2016, based on 11 Texas districts out of 400, we tracked over 32,000 students. The data we collected is as follows.
Total matriculation rates for all 2012-2016 graduating 9th grade cohorts is 65%.
Current persistence rate for 2012-2014 graduating 9th grade cohorts is 78%.
As of 2016, 17% of the 2012 9th grade cohort graduated college (4 year completion).
UFCS’s approach to college completion is highly systemic. We recognize that closing the gap between college enrollment and college completion begins with a PK-16 pipeline framework.
The road to college persistence and completion begins in Pre-Kindergarten and ends when an individual earns a degree or credential that leads to a choice-filled life.
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