College Track Makes News

Our Mission

Equip students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power.

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Recent Highlights

"I’m not alone in this journey”: CSUS Source Talks to College Track Scholars & Staff

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Colorado State University System and College Track Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

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Kevin and Wanda Durant Celebrate Inaugural Class of College Track at the Durant Center

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OP-ED: Stop Taking Grants Students Have Earned

Colleges need to stop treating student success at winning private scholarships as just another windfall, writes College Track's Nadja Jepsen

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College Track News

News Stories

Stories about the College Track 10-year model, incredible scholars, and visionary leaders.

Releases & Statements

Important announcements about key College Track program, partnership, and staff milestones plus statements about events that affect our students and communities at large.

Brochures & Reports

Annual reports, Social Mobility Reports, fact sheets, and programming materials that illustrate our breadth and depth.

Our Expertise

College Track’s decades of experience working with scholars from low-income communities who want to be the first in their families to graduate from college has long made us a key resource for journalists covering equity issues in higher education. Our national leadership team can provide commentary, context, and data on the debate over the value of a bachelor’s degree, declining enrollment rates, student-loan debt, DREAMer/DACA support, college access, college application practices, financial aid, scholarship displacement, and more.

Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.

Chief of Education

Nadja Jepsen

Senior Financial Programs & Scholarship Director

Marshall Lott

Vice President, Site Support

Darwin Velasquez

Manager of DREAMer Services

Media Inquiries

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