College & Alumni Program (CAP)
Why CAP Matters
Just 9% of low-income students will have a college degree by age 24.
(The Pell Institute, Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 45 Year Trend Report, 2015)
81% of CAP and CAP Bay Area students are the first in their family to attend college and 83% are low income.
Opportunity (2017-18 school year)
Over 500 total CAP students with 176 new students — 76 from Making Waves Academy & 100 from CAP Bay Area.
Success with CAP
75% of CAP’s four-year college students are on pace to earn their college degree within six years.
On average, CAP students borrow $529 in federal loans annually. This is 80% less than the national average of $2,593 annually in federal loans for undergraduate students. (Trends in Student Aid 2017, CollegeBoard)
216 CAP alumni; with over 30 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