The college access and success movement gained new momentum on Feb. 5, 2014, as First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to students and parents completing FAFSA forms at T.C. Williams High School, home of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, VA.

NCAN members can instantly exchange expertise with colleagues around the country through member-only online communities.

How do you measure effective college access and success strategies? NCAN has developed 12 essential indicators and 25 optional indicators called Common Measures to help standardize the field.

NCAN collaborates with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to give members up to a 50 percent discount on student enrollment and completion data through NSC's StudentTracker service.

Financial Avenue from Inceptia gives NCAN members a free and engaging online program to teach personal money management, skills that will help students stick to a budget during college.


NCAN’s mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.

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NCAN Supports Goal 2025

Goal 2025

THE BIG GOAL: To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

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NCAN helps its members serve students better by providing programs with up-to-date tools and resources, connecting them to each other, and informing them of developments in the field.