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.
70 College graduates, the majority of whom are giving back to the community
227 total Great Expectations Awards granted to date (over $3 million in scholarships)
150+ College students served each year: 75% attend a UC or CSU; 21% attend private colleges
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.