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KIPP Through College

KIPP is a leader in re-envisioning how to support students from educationally underserved communities all the way to and through college.

GETTING KIDS TO COLLEGE IS JUST ONE PART OF THE PUZZLE. WE ALSO NEED TO SUPPORT THEM SO THEY PERSIST ALL THE WAY THROUGH COLLEGE

Through the KIPP Through College (KTC) program, we follow all students who complete eighth grade at We track their progress to determine how many graduate high school, enter college, and complete two-year and four-year degrees.

WHY KIPP THROUGH COLLEGE MATTERS

Every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to graduate from college and enter a rewarding career. Unfortunately, youth from underserved communities often face a different reality. Across the U.S., less than 10% of students from low-income families earn college degrees.

At KIPP, we want our students to lead fulfilling, economically self-sufficient, choice-filled lives. In today’s global economy, we view a college degree as a key stepping-stone towards those lives of opportunity for our students.

KIPP Through College supports KIPP Jacksonville students and alumni in developing the tools and knowledge needed to attain a college degree. The KTC team works in conjunction with partners in local high schools to ensure that all KIPP Jacksonville alumni have the access, skills, and resources necessary to navigate to and through college into self-sufficient adulthood.

As of fall 2015, 81 percent of students who completed eighth grade at KIPP have gone on to college—that’s a higher rate than the national average.

COLLEGE MATCH IS KEY

Through KTC’s College Match initiative, we are working to make sure that more students attend the schools that will give them the best chance of graduating. KTC counselors start discussing college match with students at the beginning of junior year of high school, and provide tools and advice to support students all the way through the college application process.

THE KIPP THROUGH COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

High School Support

Supporting students in their high school decisions: determining which high schools to attend, course choices and guidance toward academic success.

Pre-College Opportunities

KTC posts opportunities for students to explore college early and often included pre-college summer programs, college presentations, college trips, college fairs, and more!

Preparing for the Cost of College

College is expensive and it is never too early to start saving and applying for scholarships. KTC works with KIPP schools to support a College Savings initiative and a financial literacy curriculum.

College Counseling

In high school, KTC exposes students to a variety of colleges, helping them build a college wish list and supporting students through the application and financial aid process. We assist students and families in determining and matriculating to their best fit college.

Parent and Community Engagement

KTC provides workshops and invites guest speakers to assist parents in guiding their students through the college process.

College Persistence

KTC supports on their path through college by helping students choose courses and exploring majors, completing the FAFSA and exploring summer internships and careers. Helping students find a path back to post-secondary education or with training and skills that leads to a full-time job.