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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 mhensley@austincc.edu 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 Relationsmhensley@austincc.edu512-223-7618

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

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 started Red=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

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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
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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”
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“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
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See, it didn’t hurt!

Recruiter’s name

prefix@austincc.edu