We help students enroll and succeed in college.
Pell student 4yr graduation rate
“They’ve been such a huge help since I started here at UNO. They made sure my books were all paid for and I’m so grateful for that. They also try their best to make sure their students are thriving in the personal aspects of their lives as well. It’s nice to know I can count on the college success coaches to be there.”
CLASS OF 2023
FILM & THEATRE, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
“College Beyond is the best decision I ever made. Being in College Beyond has made me much more comfortable in transition from high school to college. The staff has been there encouraging me and helping me change my old habits, so I can succeed. I am so happy to be apart of an uplifting community.”
CLASS OF 2024
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
“College Beyond was a great help to me! I was worried about not being able to pay for all the supplies I needed for class, but this program allowed me to purchase everything I needed so it definitely lifted some of the weight off my shoulders. Not only did the monetary aid help, but the advisors/counselors of the program genuinely care about you and your well-being. I felt comfortable discussing anything that was giving me a hard time and they took the time to listen.”
CLASS OF 2021
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Equity in college completion is a complex challenge, which many organizations are working to address.
College Beyond exists for the “forgotten middle majority” of underserved students. Our students may not be eligible for selective schools, top-dollar scholarships, or application-based success programs, but they are academically dedicated and committed to earning a college degree.
As little as one hour of College Beyond coaching and $50 per month can help low-income students stay the course and graduate.
Pell Grant recipients
Students of Color
We serve Pell-eligible students enrolling as first-time freshmen at our partner campuses. No GPA requirement, no minimum ACT score.
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College Beyond's 4-year graduation rate IS:
1.8x U.S. Pell student 4-yr
1.6x LA. Pell student 4-yr
We create college insiders by walking with students to and through college.
We use holistic success coaching and small-dollar financial support to help our students experience and excel in college like their more affluent peers — whose families tend to have more college knowledge and greater financial resources.
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