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College Connection. Midland College January 10, 2008. Contact Information. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Vice President, College Support Systems and ISD Relations [email protected] 512-223-7618. Students Receive Services at the High School:. College Connection School Districts.

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College connection

College Connection

Midland College

January 10, 2008


Contact information

Contact Information

Mary Hensley, Ed.D.Vice President, College Support Systems and ISD [email protected]


Students receive services at the high school

Students Receive Services at the High School:


College connection school districts

College Connection School Districts

2006-07Year 4

Austin

Bastrop

Blanco

Del Valle

Elgin

Fredericksburg

Harper

Hays

Jarrell

Johnson City

Lago Vista

Leander

Liberty Hill

Lockhart

Luling

Manor

Nixon-Smiley

Pflugerville

Prairie Lea

Round Rock

San Marcos

Smithville

2007-08Year 5

Austin

Bastrop

Blanco

Del Valle

Dripping Springs

Eanes

Elgin

Fredericksburg

Georgetown

Harper

Hays

Jarrell

Johnson City

Lago Vista

2003-04 Year 1

San Marcos

2004-05Year 2

Austin

Bastrop

Del Valle

Leander

San Marcos

2005-06Year 3

Austin

Bastrop

Del Valle

Hays

Leander

Manor

Pflugerville

San Marcos

Lake Travis

Leander

Liberty Hill

Lockhart

Luling

Manor

Nixon-Smiley

Pflugerville

Prairie Lea

Round Rock

San Marcos

Smithville

Wimberley


School districts participating in the college connection program 2007 2008

School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008


School districts participating in the college connection program 2007 20081

School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008


College connection program growth

College Connection Program Growth

Over 4 years:

  • 1 school district to 27 school districts

  • 2 high schools to 58 high schools

  • 400 students to 17,000+ students


The college connection program works

The College Connection Program Works!

Blue=Year College Connection startedRed=Year Seniors attend ACC after College Connection

1-Source: http://www.txhighereddata.org/Reports/PDF/0961.pdf

2-Source: http://www.txhighereddata.org/Reports/PDF/0963.pdf

3-Source: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/Reports/PDF/1161.PDF


College connection diversity of participants 2006 07

College ConnectionDiversity of Participants 2006-07


College connection

Traditionally Underrepresented in Higher Education - Students Enroll at ACC

  • More than 55% of College Connectionenrollees are minorities

  • Higher percentage entering ACC through College Connection than in the general ACC student population


College connection results for acc 2004 2007

College Connection Results for ACC, 2004-2007

  • Positive effect on Fall enrollments

    • Immediate great results: 37.6% increase first year

    • 59% increase over two years

  • Positive effect on Early College Start enrollments

    • 25.6% increase in enrollment from ‘04 to ’05

    • 45% increase in enrollment from ’04 to ’06

    • 3,209 students enrolled Summer 2007 (record-breaking ECS enrollment)

  • Positive effect on Tech Prep enrollments

    • 4,336% increase in number of students receiving Tech Prep credit

      • 36 students in 2003-04

      • 48 students in 2004-05

      • 293 students in 2005-06

      • 1,597 students in 2006-07


Program recognition

Program Recognition


College connection

College Connection Program National Acclaim & Recognition


Awards received

Awards Received


State and national interest in expansion

State and National Interest in Expansion


College connection

National Interest:

Florida Department of Education

  • Launched state-wide campaign in April 2007 called “Go Higher-Get Accepted” modeled after College Connection

    Maine Interest in College Connection

  • Proposed law requiring graduating high school seniors to complete at least one college application before getting diploma.

  • Support from “Compact for Higher Education”


College connection

“Attaining advanced levels of education for disadvantaged students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”

--Raymund Paredes

Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

January 6, 2005


Thecb statewide college connection expansion 2007 2009

THECB Statewide College Connection Expansion2007-2009

  • Ten Schools Receive Implementation Grants

    • Alamo Community College District

    • Blinn College

    • Del Mar College

    • Houston Community College System

    • Lee College

    • Odessa College

    • Richland College

    • South Texas College

    • Tarrant County College District

    • Weatherford College


Thecb statewide college connection expansion 2007 20091

THECB Statewide College Connection Expansion2007-2009

  • Five Schools Receive Planning Grants

    • Cedar Valley College

    • Cisco Junior College

    • Northeast Texas Community College

    • Paris Junior College

    • Victoria College


Thecb statewide college connection expansion

THECB Statewide College Connection Expansion

  • Schools Already Adopting College Connection

  • Alamo Community College District

  • Coastal Bend Community College

  • Del Mar Community College

  • Houston Community College District

  • Temple Community College

  • Victoria College


Austin community college college connection website

Austin Community CollegeCollege Connection Website

  • Access to scheduled activities for students, parents, and school officials

  • Calendars

  • Links to pertinent ACC school district sites


Website

Website

  • Participating schools

  • Links to school pages

  • Link to college pages of interest

  • Press coverage/special events


College connection

See, it didn’t hurt!

Recruiter’s name

[email protected]


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