Program Outcomes

The National College Advising Corps evaluation team, in collaboration with researchers at Stanford University, completes an annual analysis on MCAC program impact using data processed through the National Student Clearinghouse. Compared to a three-year baseline of college-going rates before MCAC began to partner with the school, MCAC has demonstrated that on average, MCAC partner schools see a 3 percentage point increase in their college (2-year and 4-year) enrollment rates just one year after having an adviser and a 4 percentage point increase three years after having an adviser. Additionally, rural MCAC partner schools have seen a 9 percentage point increase in their college enrollment rates just three years after having an adviser.

Program Years

  • MCAC began in fall 2008 and during its first program year:

    • Nine college advisers serving seven high schools
    • 5,916 students advised, grades 9-12
    • 1,619 students advised one-on-one
    • 4,297 students advised in workshops
    • 10,796 hours spent advising students
    • 984 students who had been advised applied to 139 colleges and universities and enrolled at 73 colleges in 14 states, most in-state