Why It Matters

Successfully completing higher education is not only a smart economic strategy, it is also a public good. Society needs a workforce that is educated, people who can advance in their careers and innovate in industry, and educators to nurture and develop the coming generations.

College Degree Completion: Low Income vs High Income Households

In no place are we failing more than with populations who happen to come from low-income backgrounds. At College Bound, we believe in the untapped potential of young people with talent and ambition who will be the first in their family to successfully attain a college degree.

At present, if a student comes from the lowest income quintile, their likelihood to complete a college degree hovers at 11%. Their high-income peers on the top scale are over five times more likely to complete college.

Source: The Pell Institute Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

We Strive to Provide Opportunity

What we know at College Bound is that our students are no less ambitious, no less intelligent, nor any less deserving than anyone. What they lack is knowledge, resources, and opportunities. This is at the heart of what we do at College Bound – to close these gaps so that completing higher education, and all the benefits that come with it, is not just a potential outcome, but a reality.

Our college graduates are showing what is possible. They are becoming valuable members of the workforce and paying taxes. They are healthier, more likely to volunteer and vote, and they are inspiring communities with their success.

College Bound: Changing lives. One degree at a time.