Providing services in eight Bay Area counties, 10,000 Degrees® is a leading equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California that supports students from low-income backgrounds to and through college with scholarships and wraparound support. 10,000 Degrees serves more than 12,000 students each year, and unlike most other college success organizations, there is no GPA requirement to participate in 10,000 Degrees programs.
10,000 Degrees® is a leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California that supports students from low-income backgrounds to and through college. 10,000 Degrees serves more than 12,000 students and their families each year with comprehensive wraparound support, college and financial aid counseling, near-peer alumni coaching, scholarships, and financial aid management. Students are also provided comprehensive career support to ensure that they secure meaningful employment after graduation. Unlike most other college success organizations, there is no GPA requirement to participate in 10,000 Degrees programs. All programing is powered by Fellows, near-peer coaches who are recent college graduates and often alum of 10,000 Degrees; they are embedded in high school and college campuses to help students navigate life both on and off-campus and throughout their college success journey. With this innovative support model, 10,000 Degrees achieves unmatched success rates: Over 80% of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees, compared to 31% of their peers nationally. 10,000 Degrees community college students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges at a rate that’s three times the national average. 10,000 Degrees students also graduate with 88% less student loan debt than the national average. 10,000 Degrees operates in eight Bay Area counties – San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and Santa Clara – and works in 41 high schools, 56 community colleges, and 170 four-year colleges and universities across the nation. For more information about 10,000 Degrees, please visit 10000degrees.org and connect with us on social media.
Who We Support: 12,000+ students and families, 100% Low-Income Background, 93% Black, Indigenous, Latinx & People of Color, 92% First in Family to College.
Our Work with NCCPC
What Collaboration Looks Like
Committee representation: Steering Committee, Traci Lanier, VP; Campus Partnerships, Christopher Gonzales, Chief Strategy Officer; Workforce Partnerships, Ann Schnuer, Director, Career Success & Megan Topping, Director, Corporate Partnerships.