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Holy Cross Joins American Talent Initiative to Bring in Lower Income, 1st Generation Students

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Holy Cross joins American Talent Initiative

Holy Cross has joined with some of the top colleges in the country to add as many as 50,000 talented lower-income, first-generation students as part of the American Talent Initiative (ATI).

“Too often young people with the talent and desire to attend college are discouraged by the barriers, real and perceived, present in our higher education system. As educators, we must do all we can to reach out to lower-income and first-generation students and break down those barriers. Holy Cross is proud to join the American Talent Initiative and other colleges and universities committed to those shared goals,” said Holy Cross Provost Margaret Freije.

American Talent Initiative

The American Talent Initiative (ATI) brings together a diverse set of public and private institutions united in a shared goal of educating 50,000 additional high-achieving, lower-income students across the country by 2025.

ATI aims to increase the total number of low- and moderate-income students enrolled at these institutions from about 480,000 to 530,000 by 2025.

Each college and university participating in ATI identifies its own strategies to contribute to the collective goal.

Holy Cross will develop action plans to recruit more students from economically diverse backgrounds, increase the rate at which they apply for financial aid, and ensure they continue to graduate at a high rate. Holy Cross is committed to supporting these students socially, academically, and financially, from before they arrive on campus to graduation and beyond.

ATI, which welcomed its first members in December 2016, works with institutions across the country that graduate at least 70 percent of their students in six years—a threshold that just under 300 colleges achieve.

Holy Cross has a 92 percent six-year graduation rate.


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