First-generation college students from low-income families face a high risk of not completing college. According to statistics from the Pell Institute*, nearly 47% of first-generation, low-income college students drop out of college within six years of enrollment, compared to only 23% of higher income, multi-generation college students.
PCF is turning the tide. nearly 95% of PCF students have either graduated or are on track to graduate. Our program more than doubles the odds that low-income, first generation college students will graduate college.
* Pell Institute Fact Sheet (December 14, 2011): 6-Year Degree Attainment Rates for Students Initially Enrolled in 4-Year Institutions.