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We believe a stronger Texas is fueled by college equity

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About College Possible Texas (formerly College Forward)

Since 2003, our college access and success programs have helped put more than 16,8001 students throughout Texas on the path to a college degree. Every student we serve comes from under-resourced backgrounds while 80% identify as persons of color.2 Our pioneering model matches eligible students with near-peer coaches and a proven curriculum designed to help them overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree — all at no cost to students or their families.

Through our partnerships with area high schools and college institutions, we are advancing college equity for the greater Texas community.

College Forward is now College Possible Texas

College Forward, the pioneering college access and success nonprofit that has for 20 years helped Central Texas high school and college students chart pathways to and through higher education, today unveiled its new name, College Possible Texas, marking its formal expansion statewide and its full integration into the College Possible organization. The announcement comes two years after the organization merged with College Possible in an effort to leverage our substantial, national resources and reach in support of students throughout the Texas.

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College Possible Texas student reach

In the 2021-2022 school year, College Possible Texas served:

5,383

total students

100% are from underinvested communities
80% identify as students of color

College access and success programs offered in Texas

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Flagship

Our primary, site-based college access and success program. Eligible students receive at least six years of near-peer coaching support to recognize and overcome the most common barriers to getting into and through college.

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Navigate

A tech-connected, hybrid version of our Flagship program. Partner high schools located in Central Texas urban/rural communities and beyond, are matched with trained near-peer coaches to support eligible students to get into college.

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Connects College Partnerships

Customized college partnerships to match, recruit and support the college persistence and degree completion of College Possible students on partner campuses.

Partner schools

Thanks to our partnerships with high schools and colleges throughout Texas, we’re currently serving eligible students in the following schools.

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High School partners

Connally High School – Pflugerville ISD
Crockett High School – Austin ISD
Del Valle High School – Del Valle ISD
Elgin High School – Elgin ISD
Hays High School – Hays CISD
Johnson High School – Hays CISD
Lehman High School – Hays CISD
Lyndon Bains Johnson High School – Austin ISD
Navarro High School – Austin ISD
Stony Point High School – Round Rock ISD
Travis High School – Austin ISD

College Partners

Austin Community College
Texas State University

Our impact

See how we’re making a meaningful difference for Texas students – view our annual impact report
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CONTACT INFORMATION

College Possible Texas

PO Box 142308, Austin, TX 78714
Phone: 512-452-4800
Email: TexasInfo@CollegePossible.org

 

PARTNER WITH US

To explore how a College Possible Texas partnership can empower your high school or college students, contact our partnership team at TexasInfo@CollegePossible.org to schedule an informational meeting.

 

MAKE A DONATION

Your financial support helps us continue to expand our coaching and resources throughout Texas at no cost to enrolled students or their families. To make a donation, visit CollegePossible.org/DonateTexas. If you are a philanthropic institution or business looking to partner with College Possible Texas contact our development team at TexasInfo@CollegePossible.org.

 

AMERICORPS: SERVE WITH US

If you know a current college student or recent grad interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of youth, encourage them to explore a life-changing year of service as a College Possible Texas AmeriCorps coach at CollegePossible.org/Serve.

 

STUDENTS: GET COLLEGE COACHING

If you know an eligible student who dreams of attending college and would like free support to find their best-fit colleges, build strong college applications, finance their education, and persist through graduation, refer them to CollegePossible.org/Apply.

1 – Fiscal year 2022.

2 – Fiscal year 2022; students with parents or guardians who did not graduate from a bachelor degree granting institution.

3 – Of students served fiscal year 2022 who reported race/ethnicity; this represents those who identified as Black/African/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Native Alaskan or Multiracial.

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