What We Do
In Dallas County, less than one in three public school graduates will complete college within six years.
Given the enormous social and economic benefits associated with completing a credential or degree beyond high school, The Partnership is dedicated to increasing postsecondary participation and completion rates in Dallas County – particularly among low-income and first generation college-going students of all ages.
The average earnings of college graduates are twice that of workers with only a high school diploma and unemployment rates are notably less. Additionally, of the 30 fastest growing occupations, more than 50% require a postsecondary education.
Dallas County Promise
Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort between school districts, colleges, universities, workforce, and communities to increase college completion. At the core, the Promise is a scholarship from the Dallas County Community College District Foundation in partnership with matching university scholarships aligned to high-demand jobs.
Dallas County is committed to developing world-class talent that creates equitable outcomes for students, families, and communities.
- ALL students have an affordable path to college completion
- ALL students have a Success Coach to support them in effectively managing the college process
- ALL students have a clear pathway to a career for both middle-skill jobs and jobs that require a bachelor's degree
of Dallas County adults hold a 2-year or 4-year degree, well below the 60% goal for our region by 2025
of students that enroll in a postsecondary education complete a 2- or 4-year degree within six years
of area high school seniors currently enroll in a postsecondary institution following high school
of Dallas County seniors completed a federal financial aid application, necessary to receive any financial aid