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EMERGE empowers & prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities across the nation.
Only 13% of students from Houston's low-income communities earn a post-secondary degree (two or four-year) within ten years of graduating from high school.
- THECB TEA FY 2008 8th Grade Cohort
In the United States, only 25% of high-achieving students from
low-income communities apply to the nation's most selective colleges and universities.
- True Merit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Who We Are:
EMERGE Fellows: high school students in 10th-12th grade.
students enrolled in college.
High schools across the greater
Houston-area school district partners.
2018-2019 Academic School Year
applied to at least one selective* college or university
matriculated to a four-year college or university
matriculated to a selective four-year college or university
of scholars graduated from college in four years
*EMERGE defines a selective college as a four-year college or university that is rated on the Barrons Selectivity Index as "most", "highly" or "very" competitive and graduates at least 70% of
students in six years.