While there is a great deal of interest and research focused on improving college outcomes for the students we serve, college enrollment and completion rates for New York City Public School students still remain tragically low. According to a report released by the New York City Comptroller's Office, only 1 in 5 NYC high school freshmen earn a college degree within 12 years.

Bottom Line is making an immediate impact on these challenges by implementing our highly effective programs that provide intrusive, one-on-one support from our trained advisors. We served nearly 1,500 high school and college students during the 2015–2016 school year with fantastic results. This school year, we have continued to scale our reach by serving 2,150 students.

Collectively, across Bottom Line, 79% of our most recent class of students graduated within 6 years, which is more than 4 times the national average for low-income students.

Access Program

  • # of NY students served:
    • Class of 2015–2016: 353 students 
    • This year: 415 students
    • 100% of last year’s class was accepted to college

Success Program

  • # of NY students served:
    • Class of 2015–2016: 1,245 college students
    • This year: 1,735 college students
  • 89% of Bottom Line college students are persisting

Our Growth

  • Over the next 5 years we will accomplish the following in New York City:
    • Serve 500 Access students annually
    • Serve 3,109 Success students annually