The Education Trust, May 2012


A group of public university systems created the Access to Success Initiative in fall 2007 in order to improve access and completion at their schools. In fact, they set two specific goals:

  • Increase the number of college graduates in their states
  • Ensure those graduates more broadly represent their states’ high school graduates

This report marks the midpoint of the 10-year process. While the schools so far have improved access for underrepresented students, the success rates have not improved enough to close gaps between groups of students. In some (mostly two-year) schools, completion rates declined for these students.

AuthorKeith Blakeman