Closing gaps in access and success, and making college affordable for all students, especially low-income students and students of color, will ensure a brighter economic future.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Dr. José Luis Cruz, provost and vice president of academic affairs at California State University – Fullerton; and Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust share their thoughts on the incredible impact a college education can have for low-income students and students of color. All three emphasize that institutions of higher education need to do more to ensure greater access to and success in college.

Check out The Education Trust’s free College Results Online tool to search and compare how colleges are doing at enrolling and graduating their students.