The Challenge

Just 13% of low-income students will have a college degree by age 24.
(Pell Institute 2019 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

91% of CAP students are on track to earn their college degree within six years (projections are based on transcript data indicating units earned toward graduation).


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.

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