"Success Boston is proud to be helping students follow their dream of a college education without gaming the system.
"We are proud to be doing it the hard way, the honest way. And we are exceedingly proud that it is working."
Together, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, 37 area institutions of higher education and local nonprofit partners are working to double the college completion rate for students from the BPS. To date, over 6,000 students have participated in Success Boston coaching. They are more likely than their peers to persist and graduate from postsecondary education.
This report, conducted by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute for Success Boston, finds that Boston students have access to unprecedented levels of support for getting into and persisting in college, but that the effectiveness of those supports would be increased by improved coordination and sharing among schools, community organizations and higher education institutions.
A new Success Boston report from the Boston Private Industry Council about the college enrollment and completion experiences of high school graduates of the Boston Public Schools was released at a Boston Foundation forum on April 11, 2018. The report includes an updated six-year college completion rate for the BPS Class of 2011, as well as new analyses on the types of degrees they earned and the fields of study they selected.
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