The CAP College Success Institute:

Closing the Degree Gap

May 20-21, 2019 

San Francisco Bay Area 



Nationally, only 9% of low-income students graduate from college by age 24. This is not enough. Next year, professionals from across the country will convene at the CAP College Success Institute to share best practices and strategies that help increase the college graduation rate of low-income and first-generation students. Professionals from community-based and direct-service organizations, representatives from colleges and universities, and technology innovators are invited to attend.


  • Understanding the challenges faced by low-income and first-generation college students 
  • Leveraging technology solutions such as data management, analysis, and direct tools 
  • Financing an education with financial aid, debt reduction, and scholarships 
  • Best practices in direct service intervention, including coaching  


The College Success Institute is hosted by CAP, which supports more than 600 students through the successful completion of their college degrees, as quickly and with as little debt as possible. While nationally just 9% of low-income students have a college degree by age 24 (or six years), 86% of CAP students are on track to graduate in six years. CAP is a program of Making Waves Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit.


More detailed information will be announced shortly. If you have questions, please email