uAspire gauges the impact of our programming from increases in postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion. Working primarily with low-income, first-generation college students, uAspire has achieved impressive results toward these goals.


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College enrollment:

uAspire students are more likely to enroll in college the fall after high school than are a comparable group of students nationally. In fall 2015, 67% of uAspire advisees nationally—and 76% in the Bay Area—enrolled compared to 53% of a demographically comparable group of students nationally.

College persistence:


Students Served

From January to June of 2014, in our pilot semester of services in the region, uAspire Bay Area served 450 high school juniors and seniors in San Francisco and the East Bay. During the 2015-16 school year, we supported over 3,100 students! Now in the 2016-17 school year, we are empowering over 4,000 California youth to pursue and succeed in an affordable college experience. This year’s number includes: