21st Century Scholars
•Increased (11,500 students enrolled in 2011 cohort/27,500 students enrolled in 2015 cohort)
•Higher High School Graduation Rate than the General Public
•Higher College Matriculation Rate than General Public (Nearly 90% of Scholars enter college directly after high school, compared to 67% for all Indiana high school students)
Areas for Improvement
•Only 13% of Scholars graduate from college on time (compared to 23% for all Indiana public college students)
•Less than a third (31%) of Scholars graduate after three and six years, respectively (45% for all Indiana public college students)
New Outreach Model
21st Century Scholars Outreach Regions
Beginning this fall, the 21st Century Scholars Program launched a new Outreach Model, in which the state is divided into eight Outreach Territories, with one Outreach Coordinator in each. Each Outreach Coordinator is charged with working with areas K-12 Schools, youth serving organizations, businesses, and colleges to develop partnerships and support programming for 21st Century Scholars in their region, with a focus on college readiness and retention.
This new model will . . .
•Improve overall efficiency, by creating a centralized support structure
•Provide a fiscally sustainable model
•Build program capacity and enable better support of a growing Scholars population
However, 21st Century Scholars Support Staff will no longer be able to provide direct services, including . . .
•Senior Exit Interviews