To fulfill our mission to increase college access, affordability, and success for all students—particularly those from historically under-represented groups—the Coalition has strict eligibility criteria for our member schools.
Coalition member colleges and universities must provide substantial support to lower-income, under-resourced and/or first-generation students; offer responsible student financial aid; and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.
By meeting these rigorous standards, our members prove that they are dedicated to improving the college application process and to promoting access to higher education, making them smart college choices.
*If a state has no qualifying four–year public universities, its public university with the highest metrics on these standards is automatically invited.
For more information or to apply for Coalition membership, please contact us.