Who We Serve

OUR STUDENTS

Alignment among UFCS members and our partners will create stronger pathways for students through higher education and into the workforce.

FIRST GENERATION
MINORITY POPULATION
LOW INCOME
45000
CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS
99800
TRADITIONAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

OUR GOALS

UFCS strives to support 50,000 underserved Texas learners in earning a meaningful credential by 2030

A meaningful credential is defined as a qualification that holds value in the labor market, allows a person the ability to earn a family wage, and is aligned with their aspirations and future growth. To reach this goal, UFCS will build upon each output strategy to deepen support impact. Through these support structures, learners will be able to self-advocate, amplify their resource usage, meaningfully network with peers and professionals, lessen the impact of life stressors, and make informed choices to obtain a timely and meaningful credential.

To and Through by 2030

85% Matriculation for college bound underserved high school students (Per Cohort at partner college)
77% Year 1 to Year 2 persistence 
65 % of cohort obtain a meaningful post secondary credential 

 
GRADegy as a Catalyst for Postsecondary  Success 
Improve GRADegy’s validity by 3% to contribute to overall credential attainment outcomes, after each subsequent cohort. 
 

Meet Direct to Employment and Underemployment Goals by 2025
Increase yearly direct to employment outcomes goals by 3% 
Decrease yearly underemployment by 2%

More Data

MATRICULATION
Total matriculation rates for all 2012-2021 graduating cohorts is 79%.
PERSISTENCE
Year 1 to year 2 persistence rate for 2012-2021 cohorts is 78%.
COMPLETION
As of 2021, 49% of the 2012 cohort graduated college
Whitney Gouche
EMERGE

“UFCS gives us a chance to connect with organizations across Texas.”

Sari Wilson
IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“College degrees eradicate poverty.”

Elliot Witney
SPRING BRANCH ISD

“Through a collaborative like UFCS, we discover that we have more in common than we do different.”

Berkan Kaya
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Secretary

“UFCS allows us to share best practices and discover new ways to serve students.”