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Oasis Center

  • Oasis Center
  • 1704 Charlotte Avenue
    Suite 200
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-327-4455
  • 1969

Program Description

Oasis College Connection (OCC) is Nashville's largest college access program dedicated to making college a reality for low-income, New American, and first-generation college students. Our mission is to provide comprehensive admissions and financial aid expertise to support and increase students' college acceptance rates, retention, and successful degree completion.

We work with teens from start to finish providing assistance with college and career selection, financial aid, entrance testing, application assistance and support once enrolled in college-all free of charge.

Services Provided

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

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 10%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30%
  • African American: 50%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 2000
  • Middle School: 600
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 200
  • Non-traditional: 100

Populations Served

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

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Lipscomb University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Trevecca Nazarene University