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Largest-Ever Incoming Fellows Class! As 10,000 Degrees continues to expand our programming to support even more students from low-income backgrounds throughout the Bay Area, we recently hired 10 new Fellows – our largest incoming class to date! Further proof our model is both successful and…

Today is the opening day of the 10,000 Degrees 2018 Summer Intensive hosted at beautiful Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Experience life as an actual college student on campus… New 10,000 Degrees Institute students participate in this immersive experience simulating what college is really…

Community college has long been recognized as a cost-efficient ramp into a bachelor’s degree program. Unfortunately, many of the most prepared community college students don’t make it beyond their two-year institutions. According to a recent report (“The Talent Blind Spot”) issued by the Aspen Institute…

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, more relevant data concerning Pell Grants could help more students from low-income backgrounds graduate from college. In September 2015, the Education Trust released The Pell Partnership, a project that collected, shared and analyzed graduation rates for…

According to Bill DeBaun, the Director of Data and Evaluation for the National College Access Network (NCAN), low- and middle-income students and families “wring their hands” over college tuition bills and worry whether they can afford this investment in their futures. As captured in a…

According to researchers Timothy J. Bartik and Brad J. Hershbein at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, people from low-income backgrounds who complete college, compared to those who complete only high school, increase their career earnings by 71 percent. To put that 71 percent return…

Colleges need to do more when it comes to enrolling and graduating low-income students. If college degrees are “the great equalizer” then expanding access to those degrees will help make society more equal. Are any colleges succeeding in doing that? One of the most common…

Leaders at California State University and California Community Colleges, as well as the California state legislature, are helping usher in new pathways to meet controversial college math requirements. Remedial enrollments are one thing that will change dramatically under new policies that community colleges will implement…

Record Year for College Graduates! 10,000 Degrees is thrilled to announce another record graduation number for our amazing four-year college students! Our Class of 2018 features 168 college graduates from campuses throughout California and beyond, including Sonoma State, UC Davis, San Jose State, UC Berkeley,…