Live Your Dream
College Track lays the foundation for lifelong success.
We make a 10-year commitment to our students, but really our students make a lifetime commitment to themselves, their families, and their communities.
At the end of their journey with us, we want our alumni to have the full range of choice when it comes to their job prospects. As they embark on their professional journeys, we are right there on the sidelines cheering them on and connecting them with the resources they need to further their careers.
Every class of graduates brings new information on what experiences in college lead to better outcomes post-graduation, feedback that both reaffirms our commitment and informs the evolution of our model–here are some highlights.
They maximize the value of their time in college.
How our students go to college matters as much as where they go to college. When our students take out fewer loans, maintain their GPA, get involved with clubs on campus and attend networking events, they are more likely to persist and feel prepared to enter the working world.
Furthermore, these behaviors have a positive impact on feelings of self-worth, belonging, and determination, which is particularly important for our student populations. The more our students feel valued and heard on campus, the more likely they are to embrace the experience and find a sense of purpose.
They bring their personal experience to their work.
Nearly two thirds of College Track alumni say their job is in the public interest or public service field, which primarily includes education, government, and nonprofit employers. Even those employed in the for-profit sector identify their work as benefiting the public.
Many of our graduates have developed a second activity, or “side hustle,” that enhances their career or even presents an entrepreneurial opportunity, in line with today’s trends for young professionals.
They pursue a graduate degree.
When our students graduate with fewer loans and have connections to careers in fields of interest, they are much more likely to enroll in continuing education, either immediately after college or following work experience.
Today, more than one third of our bachelor’s degree holders are on track to earn a graduate degree, in line with graduate degree enrollment and completion for all Americans with a bachelor’s degree.
They Beat the Odds
College Track’s relentless pursuit of what it takes to achieve equity in America is evidence-based. Our graduates are not only able to repay loans, obtain employment, earn competitive salaries and explore graduate degrees, they do so at rates that are on par with or greater than that of bachelor’s degree holders nationwide-regardless of economic background.
Read more about our college graduates’ educational and professional outcomes.
average loan amount, compared to $29,800 nationally
borrow less than $30,000 in student loans
of alumni are employed full-time just a few years out of college, compared to 86% nationally
median wage for full-time workers, higher than national median of $50,000
They Share Their Stories
Our students live into their role as agents-of-change.
Equipped with a four-year college degree, our alumni go on to earn their seat at the table in our modern workforce and prove that no students’ future should be determined by their circumstance.