A Regional Approach
The primary goals of Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) are to increase college readiness among high school graduates, ease student transitions between high school and community college, and increase student success in community college developmental courses. Read more about the initiative.
The regional, three-year project is directed, coordinated and evaluated by The University of Texas at Austin's Student Success Initiatives, and involves eight community college systems and 11 public K-12 school districts in the Houston region. Read more about our partners and their roles.
Out of every 100 Texas eighth graders, only 22 earn any kind of higher education degree or certificate within six years of graduating high school. Out of 100 African American and Latino students, only 11 earn a degree.
Educational Success in Texas
2012 study funded by Houston Endowment Inc.
Opening the Gates to Post-Secondary Success
Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) works to ensure that more Texas students not only graduate high school prepared to tackle college-level courses, but also persist through college to earn a postsecondary credential.
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