This study examines the relationship between Cycle 1 of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) College Success Initiative and students’ preparation for, enrollment in, and persistence in college.
Key findings include:
- FAFSA submission increased during Cycle 1 of the College Success Initiative—from 44% of seniors in the baseline year to 56% in Year 2. College application submissions and on-time college enrollment also increased.
- Participating in college advising meetings was positively associated with FASFA application submission.
- Participating in at least one college advising meeting was positively associated with an increase in the number of two- and four-year college applications.
- Participating in college advising meetings was positively and significantly associated with on-time college enrollment.
- For students who met with a CSA at least three times, participation in meetings was positively associated with college persistence.