Higher Edge serves as Eastern Connecticut's only community based organization solely dedicated to college access and persistence for low-income and first-generation college bound students.
Number of Students Served:
State, Foundation, Individual
Higher Edge guides low-income and first-generation students through enrollment, retention, and graduation from college by providing the support and resources needed for success
The goal of Higher Edge is for every participant to graduate high school and enroll in a two- or four-year college and ultimately graduate with a bachelor’s degree. While guiding students to enrollment is critical, it’s only the first step on the path to graduation. Too many talented students enroll in college but leave without earning a degree. As such, we succeed when our students walk across the stage with a college degree in hand.
One-on-one Mentoring / Coaching
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):