College Readiness - 13th Year students are more prepared for college than their peers*
- 40% of 13th Year Students participating Readiness Academy increased their placement on the COMPASS test by at least one course level.
- 73% of 13th Year students state the Readiness Academy prepared them for college; 35% said their high school education has prepared them for college.
- * Data are preliminary
College Success - 13th Year students succeed at higher rates than their peers
- The fall-winter retention rate of the 13th Year Scholarship students was an impressive 90% compared to the 69% fall-winter retention rate for the general South student population.
- 60% of 13th Year students returned for a second year compared to 50% of overall student population.
- Note: The students in this population (2008 2010) did not participate in the Readiness Academy.
Serving the Underserved - 13th Year reaches students traditionally underrepresented in college
|38% Black/African American
||60% First generation college students
|35% Asian American/Pacific Islander
||50% Work while attending school
|3% Native American/American Indian
13th Year Is Cost Effective and Leverages Resources
A combination of financial aid and private philanthropic gifts, including support from the Boeing Company, Ed and Eva Gordon Fund for Opportunity, Johnson-Haefling Foundation, Lenore Hanauer Foundation and College Spark Foundation.
- Annual average tuition cost per student $1,000
- Annual coordinator / program expenses $60,000
- Cost per high school $100,000 annually or $2 million endowment
13th Year Students vs. Overall South student population
- College Level English Placement - 51% (13th Year) vs. 42% (college wide)
- College Level Math Placement - 23% (13th Year) vs. 11% (college wide)