Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of first-generation students from low-income backgrounds. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line Advisors have partnered with thousands of degree-aspiring high school students to build a list of best-fit, affordable colleges during the Access Program. For students attending our 53 Target Colleges, a College Success Advisor continues working with them one-on-one for up to six years until they launch their careers.
As the first in their families to earn bachelor's degrees, Bottom Line students on average earn over twice their family income in their first job as graduates.
Our vision is to create a far-reaching ripple effect, launched by the transformative power of a college degree and a mobilizing first career, that will uplift individuals, families, and entire communities.