Why CAP Matters

The Challenge

Just 11% of low-income students will have a college degree by age 24.
(Pell Institute 2018 report, “Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States”) 

Our Challenge
81% of CAP and CAP Bay Area students are the first in their family to attend college and 83% are low income.

Nearly 700 CAP students are enrolled in college this year.

Success with CAP

90% of CAP students are on track to earn their college degree within six years.

On average, CAP students borrowed no more than $473 in loans during the 2017-2018 school year, which is 93% less than the national average of $7,270 in loans borrowed annually by undergraduates. (CollegeBoard, Trends in Student Aid 2017)

Nearly 300 CAP alumni; with over 49 master’s degrees.


Here are just a few of the colleges and universities that our students attend:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Contra Costa College
  • Sacramento State
  • College of Marin

Read more about our CAP and CAP Bay Area programs.