Champion for Low-Income Students Gets a Boost Itself
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
By embedding college advisers in schools with many underrepresented students, College Advising Corps has helped 300,000 enter postsecondary education. It aims to hit 1 million by 2025.
The program has been proven (through research by scholars at Stanford University) to significantly increase the rate at which students in schools take standardized tests (13 percent), apply for federal financial aid (27 percent), apply to multiple colleges (24 percent) and, ultimately, get accepted by a college that suits them (24 percent).