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Detroit College Access Network (DCAN)

  • Detroit College Access Network (DCAN)
  • 2111 Woodward Ave
    Ste. 506
  • Detroit, MI 48201
  • (313) 285-9156

Program Description

The Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) is the coordinating body of cross-sector leaders and organizations in Detroit working together to ensure all Detroit students have the opportunity to attend college. DCAN serves as a citywide coordinating body for targeted college access and enrollment strategies. It is a network of organizations, bigger than any one program or initiative, that aligns and connects existing programs, schools, businesses and community resources to improve college enrollment and graduation rates for all Detroit students.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 6%
  • African American: 82%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 40000
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 38000

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 49%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 30%