College Graduation Rate


  •  East Bay College Fund’s college graduation rate is over 80%– outstanding for this demographic where the national average is below 30%
  • Over 90% of our current Scholars are persisting to graduation.


77  College graduates, the majority of whom are giving back to the community

276 total Great Expectations Awards  granted to date (over $4 million in scholarships)

Trend in awards granted

 175+ College students served each year:  75% attend a UC or CSU; 21% attend private colleges

Where Scholars attend college

of our Scholars demonstrate incredible resiliency, having overcome multiple hardships including: community and/or family violence, financial hardship, homelessness, care-taking responsibilities, lack of role models.

Students come from 21 Oakland public high schools, the majority of which rank among the lowest in the state.

Where Scholars attended high school