College Promise Month of Action Reaches Millions

In April, the College Promise Campaign (CPC) celebrated National Community College Month with four weeks of action to build public support for free community college. The effort garnered the support of celebrities including Kal Penn and Ted Allen, elected officials like Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA), partners like the Biden […]

Sustainable Funding Models: Privately-Funded Models

Postsecondary education has come to assume an increasingly central role in American life. Nearly 66% of high school graduates enroll in college within 12 months of high-school graduation (Snyder, de Brey & Dillow, 2016), while millions of adults attend college classes to complete a certificate or degree program, retool their job skills, prepare for new […]

College Promise Campaign Annual Report 2015-2016

The College Promise Campaign Annual Report celebrates the tremendous growth in College Promise programs in the first year since the Campaign launched. Through communications, advocacy, leadership development, cross- sector engagement, and research, the Campaign has encouraged a national movement in communities and states to make a community college education within reach for eligible hardworking students […]

Promise Profile: Tennessee Promise

The Tennessee Promise today is a statewide Promise program that serves as a model for the development of other statewide initiatives. Led by the efforts of Governor Bill Haslam, it first began as the Knoxville Promise in 2008 and expanded to tnAchieves in 2009. Download

Promise Profile: Oregon Promise

The Oregon Promise is a statewide Promise program that formed in 2015 when State Senator Mark Hass (D) and State Representative Mark Johnson (R) convened a bipartisan committee to increase opportunity so that high school graduates can obtain a community college degree or certificate without the burden of overwhelming debt. Download

Promise Profile: Long Beach Promise

The College Promise offers ways for Long Beach Unified School District students to prepare for, enter and complete college. A unique partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC), California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the City of Long Beach, it provides a free semester of tuition at LBCC, guaranteed admission to CSULB, early outreach, […]

Rural Community College Promise Programs

College Promise programs are evolving in several rural regions throughout the nation where, on average, far fewer students attain higher education degrees or certificates than their urban or suburban counterparts. This summarizes the benefits and positive effect on how to tailor a Promise program within your community. Download

Empowering Business

By contributing financial support and backing legislation that expands the opportunity for responsible students to enroll in and complete the first two years of higher education at a community college without unmanageable debt, togtether we will build a stronger, more competitive, and successful workforce, and a future with greater national prosperity. Download


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