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KIPP Through College: Bay Area

Program Description

As part of KIPP's commitment to ensure that its students climb the mountain to and through college, KIPP Bay Area Schools continues to support students after they leave KIPP middle and high schools through the KIPP Through College program. The vision of the KIPP Through College program is that all students have the access, skills and resources necessary to navigate to and through college into self-sufficient adulthood.

The KIPP Through College Team provides support and services to all of the alumni who are promoted from a KIPP middle school and high school in the Bay Area. Through high school transition support, one-on-one college counseling, alumni advising for KIPPsters in college, and career readiness services, KIPP students go on to matriculate and graduate from high school and college, ready to begin their careers.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 17%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 64%
  • Other: 5%
  • African American: 14%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 1702
  • Middle School: 447
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 1297
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Bennett College
  • North Carolina A & T State University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 83%