Half of students start their higher education at a community college. But nearly 70% drop out within 6 years.
Completion is critical: those who complete an AA or certificate earn at least $500,000 more over their lifetime than those who only have a high school diploma; those who earn a bachelor degree earn at least $1 million more; and, there are currently 1 million open jobs nationally because of a lack of properly trained and skilled workers. Communities suffer as well—higher educational attainment in a community is highly correlated with healthier and more vibrant civic and political participation.
With every $25, we can put GradGuru in the hands (well, phones) of 5 community college students.
With every $100, we can provide a demo to a community college who would like subscribe to GradGuru. This helps us become financially sustainable.
With every $500, we can add pay a community college student to keep our content fresh and relevant.