Need for the Advising Corps

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs today require a postsecondary education.

Many low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students do not receive the advice and support they need to identify and enroll in colleges where they will persist to degree.

Nearly 25 percent of low-income students who score in the top quartile on standardized tests never go to college. Of those who do enroll, many do not obtain a degree.

The national student-to-school guidance counselor ratio of 457:1 means that the average student spends 20 minutes per year talking to a counselor.