Did you know?
9 out of every 10 new jobs require a college degree.
Only 49% of low-income students go to college immediately after high school.
Nationally, only 56% of students who enter college intending to earn a bachelor’s degree graduate within six years.
By age 24, 75% of students from the top income quartile earn a college degree. Less than 9% of students from low-income families reach the same pinnacle.
By receiving Bottom Line’s 1-on-1 support during college, a student’s chances of graduating within 6 years increase by up to 43%.
We’re joining our friends at Stop&Shop at Bottom Line’s 9th annual “Get In, Graduate, and Go Far Dinner” on Tuesday, April 8th from 6-9pm in Boston. The theme for the night is “Workforce Development,” to celebrate their 1000th college graduate to enter the workforce along with community partners! Click here to purchase tickets or tables for the Dinner on April 8th.
The Bottom Line Mission
Since 1997, Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of at-risk urban youth. Our organization was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. By providing consistent one-on-one support, Bottom Line has helped thousands of low-income and first-generation students stay in college and complete their degrees.
Bottom Line is a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We currently serve almost 3,000 students through two programs - College Access and College Success - from offices in Boston and Worcester, MA, and New York, NY. In 2014 we will add another office in Chicago.
- Students are given personalized one-on-one guidance and mentoring
- We support students throughout college as well as through the application process
- By continuing to provide support in college, our students are 43% more likely to earn a degree
“All students need a knowledgeable mentor. Unfortunately, for low-income and first-generation students, they can be harder to come by. Bottom Line has helped thousands of students reach their full potential by providing them with the consistent guidance they need during their journeys to and through college.” –Bottom Line Learn more about how Bottom Line helps students persist to a degree>>>