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  • Is College Still Worth It?

    Recently there has been a series of news articles and opinion pieces casting doubt on the long-held belief that seeking a college degree is a key step toward the American Dream of a more secure and prosperous future. When College Possible was founded 18 years ago, almost no one questioned the idea that supporting low-income […]

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  • “If you’re passionate about something, chase after it.”

    Ka Ying is a College Possible student passionate about fashion design and service. As a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Ka Ying discovered that her love of sketching and making clothes could be her career. Now, in her senior year, she’s had the opportunity to share her designs with the world in fashion shows. […]

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  • Checking in with Kyle Hagge

    Kyle Hagge has had a busy year. Following his two terms of service with College Possible he enrolled at Marquette University as part of the Trinity Fellows program. Through this program Kyle is working with the City of Milwaukee Housing Department on the Choice Neighborhood Initiative. He spends his limited free time working on a […]

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  • Investing in a diversifying student body

    As the socioeconomic and racial demographics of college applicants shift, colleges and universities are challenged to find ways to recruit, retain and graduate a diversifying student body. Luther College is one institution that is taking action to improve these outcomes on their campus. This fall, the college will become the first institution to join College […]

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  • Catalyze partner highlights College Possible’s impact

    The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are nestled in central Minnesota, two institutions only seven miles from each other along Interstate 94. These schools have a unique partnership – St. Ben’s is a women’s college and St John’s, a men’s university – that allows students to take classes, work and socialize on […]

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  • Catalyze welcomes three new partners

    We are thrilled to announce that the University of Cincinnati–College of Arts and Sciences, Coe College and Luther College have teamed up with College Possible as Catalyze partners beginning fall 2018. As partners, each institution will integrate College Possible’s proven near-peer coaching model into their existing student support infrastructure. Using the Catalyze curriculum, on-campus coaches […]

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  • Catalyze institutions yield impressive student outcomes

    Catalyze currently serves nearly 1,000 students across four partner campuses: Augsburg University, St. Cloud State University, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. During the 2016-2017 Catalyze program year, these partner institutions achieved the following promising results: • At two institutions, the annual retention rates for College Possible students were higher than the average […]

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  • Finding the right fit at Coe College

    Cammy’s college search began with two requirements: a strong creative writing program and a welcoming community. After touring several college campuses on her list, an overnight stay at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made the aspiring writer feel at home. “I love how friendly everyone is at Coe,” Cammy said. “I wanted a smaller […]

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  • Meet Jessica

    “Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”

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  • Meet Huy

    “If I could describe my experience as a college student in one word—it would be ‘amazing!'”

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