Measurably Improve College Access
For many students from low-income and historically underrepresented backgrounds, college doesn’t feel like an option. For the past five years, the CARPE Collaborative led by the High Tech High Graduate School of Education has been changing this reality for students across Southern California. We support schools to increase the number of students furthest from opportunity who apply and enroll in colleges they are most likely to graduate from by supporting them to:
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During the 21/22 year, the CARPE network added an additional eleven schools to increase the number of schools participating in the network to 30. Overall, 10 of the 11 new schools onboarded in 2021-22 improved their FAFSA rates by an average of 12 percentage points compared to an average increase of 3 percentage points across California.
On a common survey administered by 20+ networks, CARPE network participants reported above average levels of relational trust in network leaders, a belief that the network was making a difference for the students they serve, and an equity-driven culture.
CARPE schools experienced a slight increase in four year enrollment for the class of 20/21 according to NSC data. This slight increase compares favorably with a decrease in public four year enrollment across the state of California between the class of 2020 and 2021. According to the Los Angeles Times, in California, enrollment at public four-year universities dropped by 2.9% from fall 2020 as compared to fall 2021.