The College Promise Coalition brings together leaders and advocates from education, business, labor and community-based organizations to open up diverse pathways for Washington students to pursue the unique opportunities in our state.
Washington students have big dreams for their futures. But too few Washington students are prepared to compete in our state’s workforce. Some 740,000 jobs are expected to open in Washington by 2021, most of which will require at least some postsecondary education or training. Yet, only 31% of Washington high school students go on to earn a credential after high school, and only 51% of all Washingtonians have a postsecondary credential.
This unprecedented partnership will advocate for higher education opportunity and access for all Washington students, and work with policymakers to adopt and fund policies that increase higher education attainment.