While there is a great deal of interest, research, and collaboration focused on improving college outcomes for the students we serve, college enrollment and completion rates for high school students in Worcester still remain low.

Bottom Line is making an immediate impact on these challenges by growing our highly effective programs that provide intrusive, one-on-one support from our trained advisors. We served nearly 500 high school and college students during the 2015–2016 school year with great results! This year, we continued to scale and are serving 558 students from Worcester.

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 Worcester students served:
    • Class of 2015–2016: 130 students
    • This Year: 135 students
  • 99.5% of last year’s class was accepted to college

Success Program

  • # of Worcester students served:
    • Class of 2015–2016: 361 college students
    • This year: 423 college students
  • 85% of Bottom Line students from the most recent cohort have graduated college and earned a degree

Our Growth

  • Over the next 5 years we will accomplish the following in Worcester:
    • Serve 150 Access students annually
    • Serve 500 Success students annually

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