Closing the College Graduation Gap: NCAN'S 2014 Benchmarking Report

NCAN is pleased to announce the release of “Closing the College Graduation Gap” our 2014 national college access and success benchmarking report. This report, the first of an annual series, is the result of NCAN working with our members and with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) to establish meaningful metrics about the outcomes of students served by college access and success programs. NCAN would like to thank the Kresge and Michael & Susan Dell Foundations for their invaluable support in pursuing and completing this report.

Using data collected from 24 NCAN member programs, the NSCRC calculated an enrollment rate and graduation rates for the high school classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 and an enrollment rate for the high school class of 2013. Developing and tracking these metrics are critical as the college access and success field increasingly turns toward data for improving program performance and understanding student outcomes.

NCAN is proud of our members’ important work and performance. A student's ZIP code or skin color should not predetermine their educational opportunities, and the results in our first benchmarking report show that, for many students served by our members, these opportunities are being achieved.

Closing the College Graduation Gap: National College Access and Success Benchmarking Report