19-year-old Noe Salinas-Rincon leaves the Forty Acres for the border.
For first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color, knowing that other students like them have been through the same challenges and come out successfully on the other side can make all the difference.
Access to The University of Texas at Austin is one thing. Success once here is another. UT has long worked to increase both access and success — including raising its four-year graduation rate from just above 50% to almost 70% during the past decade — but two recent developments have moved UT into national leadership in both categories.
As the pandemic has redefined the college experience in fundamental ways, many students are willing to do whatever it takes to keep their higher education goals on track.
After more than 20 years at The University of Texas at Austin, I am still inspired by the promise this institution represents.
TX512 Host Sam Torres discusses elephants, ducks, music, fast food, and student support with some of the team at UT for Me – Powered by Dell Scholars.
The Texas flagship university is seeing an increase in low-income enrollment at a time when many higher education experts are worried that the most vulnerable students are putting their educations on hold.
Millions of college students receive federal financial aid through Pell Grants each year, but this assistance, while essential, only goes so far. Just as critical is making sure low-income and first-generation college students have the support they need to navigate higher education’s — and life’s challenges — to see their way through to graduation.
UT Austin to receive $100 million from Dell Foundation to fund nontuition expenses for Pell Grant recipients, as well as extra supports to get them to graduation day.
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin announced a groundbreaking new partnership aimed at closing the income gap in college graduation rates.