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Our mission is to build, strengthen, and empower education communities and stakeholders to close equity gaps in postsecondary attainment for all students.
NCAN was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1995 by nine founding members that wanted to share best practices and spread college access and success services around the country.
We Can Achieve Postsecondary Success for All Students
Drawing on the expertise of hundreds of organizational members in every U.S. state, NCAN is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of support that underrepresented students receive to apply to, enter, and succeed in postsecondary education.
Today, students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and those who are the first in their family to attend college experience disproportionately lower rates of postsecondary success. For example, a low-income student is 29% less likely to enroll in postsecondary education directly after high school than a high-income student. Ultimately, only 35% of low-income high school students obtain a postsecondary credential by age 26, compared to 72% of high-income students.Learn More
Policy and Advocacy Manager
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Office and Events Manager
Director of Data and Evaluation
Director of Consulting Services
Director of Member & Partner Engagement
Director of Technical Assistance
Director of External Relations
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