The Best Investment You'll Ever Make
Students Rising Above graduates are completing college at a 90% graduation success rate and on average within 4.5 years. By contrast, national statistics show that first-generation, low-income students accepted into a four year college have a much lower completion rate -- only 37% complete degrees within six years.
Our students and graduates are giving back to their communities - over 70% of our students are engaged in community service or are working in professions helping others. These college graduates are the next generation of employees and leaders who are making a difference in our communities.
We estimate that for every dollar invested in Students Rising Above there is at least a $4 return to society in terms of higher taxes (resulting from higher earned income), and lower reliance on social welfare, and public healthcare systems.
Now consider that there is a 93% chance that a student will enroll in post-secondary education if at least one parent holds a B.S. degree. An investment is Students Rising Above not only benefits the students currently in the program but also has generational benefit. That's a return on your investment now and into the future.