PROGRAM RESULTS

The end of the 2013-2014 academic year marked the 3000th graduate in Gateway to College’s short history.

In the 2013-2014 academic year alone, new enrollments climbed to a network-high of 2903 students, with a total of 4,656 formerly disconnected students enrolled in one of 41 Gateway to College programs. A record 793 students graduated in the 2013-2014 academic year, a record number of Gateway graduates in one year, and an 18% increase over the prior year. The 2013-2014 graduates earned an average of 22 college credits at graduation, putting them on a path to a meaningful postsecondary degree or credential.

 

Gateway to College’s national office works closely with programs to collect annual data, analyze trends, and work to improve program outcomes. As our number of students and graduates continues to grow, this data becomes increasingly significant to our programs and the network as a whole.

73%

of Gateway graduates continue on in post-secondary education

Evidence from a 2012 study conducted by Pacific Research & Evaluation (PRE) shows that our students are prepared and motivated to succeed further in college. The PRE study found that 73% of Gateway graduates continue on in post-secondary education and earn college credentials. Our 793 graduates from 2013-2014 are no longer among the young people statistically destined to live shorter, less healthy lives. Nor are they as likely to pass the legacy of poverty to their children. Collectively, these graduates will earn more than $200 million more in their lifetimes than those who did not complete school.

Gateway to College’s national office works closely with programs to improve outcomes in areas such as enrollment, student persistence, and graduation rates.

82%

of Gateway to College programs experienced higher three-year graduation rates

61%

of programs saw a higher fall-to-fall persistence rate than three years ago

44%

The percentage of students who passed all courses in their first term rose from 35% to 44% over the course of two years