What We Do. KIPP Through College matches our alumni with advisors – coaches, mentors and confidants – who assist them in navigating the road to and through college. We help our alumni find the college that best matches their needs, identify scholarship and financing options, advise students on dealing with academic and social challenges, and connect them to deeper academic and counseling resources when necessary. KIPP Through College staff also run career preparation and exploration programs and reach out to alumni who are potentially stalled on their school and career paths.
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Results. Today, KIPP Through College serves approximately 700 alumni; by 2015, we’ll be serving 1,400 graduates of KIPP NYC schools. Here’s what our alumni have accomplished so far:
- 95% of KIPP NYC alumni have graduated from high school, nearly 2x the rate of minority students in across NYC.
- 86% of our students have matriculated to college, compared to 41% of low-income students nationally.
- 41% of KIPP NYC alumni have earned a B.A., and 46% of our most recent alumni cohort completed college last year. By comparison, 11% of low-income students nationally have received a B.A. degree.
Notably, KIPP NYC’s goal for alumni college completion is 75% -- the rate at which students in the highest income quartile complete college. We are proud of the progress that our alumni are making toward that objective. And we are both humbled and excited by the challenge that lies ahead.
Unlike KIPP NYC’s schools which are financed through a combination of public and private funding, the KIPP Through College program is 100% privately funded.