Ph.D. Student’s App Aims to Improve College Match and Completion
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
As a teacher at a private high school in an affluent San Francisco Bay-area community and later as a dean at a high-needs public charter school in California, Vielka Hoy noticed wide differences between the two institutions in college-attainment rates and in where students decided to matriculate.
The disparities had less to do with academic ability than with perceptions about affordability, awareness of school options, and how opportunities for access were structured. Hoy's solution: create a mobile app called Bridge to College.