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The HIGH Program Success Through 2014

September 9, 2015

The HIGH Program received 111 applications; 26 students were awarded financial resources and another 55 received referral services.

Seniors were the most frequent recipients of HIGH Program support; this is consistent with the HIGH Program focus of enabling students to complete their degrees.

"On-time" graduation was our first evaluative assessment. Of those 17 awardees whose graduation date or projected graduation was or is before the end of CY2015, 16 (94%) have graduated or will receive their degree in December 2015.

13 graduates (nearly 54%) are presently enrolled in a master's or doctorate program. This is extraordinary, given that national census data shows that just over 11% of adults over age 25 possess a master's or other terminal degrees.