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Why the promise

College Matters

College Matters

Completing some level of education beyond high school is necessary to earn a living-wage job. 30 percent of DFW jobs are middle-skill jobs requiring an associate degree or certificate and earn on average $51,000 a year.

Workforce Demands

Workforce Demands

In DFW, 65 percent of living-wage jobs require education beyond high school. Yet, only 37 percent of adults in Dallas County have a two- or four-year degree. Unless more students access and complete credentials in high-demand fields, the regional economy will experience a signficiant talent shortage.

Education Needs

Education Needs

Less than three in 10 Dallas County high school graduates complete college within six years. The college completion rate for Dallas County has hovered around 27% for the last six years.

Solving The Problem

Solving The Problem

Lack of resources and accessibility leave many students thinking college is not a possibility for them. Dallas County Promise is here to change that.

The Promise

The Promise

Dallas County Promise partners with students and walks along side them throughout their collegiate journey. By making resources accessible and digestible, students are able to take the right steps to continuing their education.

Removing Hurdles

Removing Hurdles

DCCCD, UNT Dallas and SMU are committed to free college tuition for Dallas County students knowing that college affordability is the biggest barrier facing most students.

Proven Method

Proven Method

Backed by research of similar programs across the country, the Dallas County Promise is setup for a successful partnership between students, the community and the Dallas County Community College district, the University of North Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University.

 

Keys to success

Tuition- Free College

Tuition- Free College

Removes the financial barrier to college, and transforms student and parent perspective on college access.

Mentoring

Mentoring

Provides critical support through a Success Coach to students starting their senior year of high school through college completion.

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

Tracks student progress and drives improvement from high school through college and into the workforce.

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Partner With Us » Read more about current Dallas County Promise partnerships and how you can be a part of the community changing the educational landscape of DFW. For information email info@dallascountypromise.org