Annual Report 2016-2017

The College Promise Campaign Annual Report celebrates the tremendous growth in College Promise programs in the second 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 seeking to complete a […]

Design Sustainable Funding for College Promise

College promise programs are spreading throughout this United States. These programs fund tuition and/or fees for eligible students who are actively progressing toward earning postsecondary certificates and undergraduate degrees. While existing college promise programs have varying designs, each one appears to be seeking continuous and long-term financial sustainability. The existing programs appear to be aimed […]

Florida State College at Jacksonville Pioneers Free Community College

This fall, students in Florida’s Nassau and Duval counties will benefit from a free community college program for all eligible high school graduates in their community. Under this unique new College Promise program, Florida State College at Jacksonville will cover tuition, fees, and books for students who have graduated high school within the past three […]

Rapid Progress for Tuition-Free College Promise Initiatives

With the new federal administration gearing up in Washington, states and communities across the nation are taking action to promote affordable access to higher education. Throughout the nation, leaders are developing College Promise initiatives, which cover tuition and fees for students to attend a community college, technical school, or university. There are now over 190 […]

The College Promise in California

“The need for a college-educated workforce in the United States has never been greater. Yet, while access to higher education is ever more important, the cost of higher education has increased dramatically over the last few decades, becoming less accessible to students from low- and middle-income families. College Promise programs help address the need for […]

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 […]

$111m Down Payment on Tuition-Free Higher Ed

The Department of Labor recently awarded more than $111 million in America’s Promise Grants to 23 regions throughout the country. Altogether, more than 21,000 Americans will benefit from these awards, which enable communities to form collaborative partnerships to build tuition-free pathways to education and training for 21st Century jobs. These grants are designed to build […]

Look back: PromiseNet 2016

The photos from PromiseNet 2016 are here! Check out these great photos. For a more behind-the-scenes look at PromiseNet 2016, check out this video:  

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 […]


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