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Who Does ICAN Serve?


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High-achieving lower-income students are less likely to graduate from college than their higher-income counterparts.

Ninety-percent of the fastest growing careers require post-secondary training or education.

More than 1 million students fail to graduate from high school each year.


The jobless rate for college graduates is 2.2% vs. 5.4% for those with only a high school edcuation.


The US needs 800,000 more college graduates each year to compete with top-performing nations.


ICAN assists all Iowa students, including low-income and first-generation college-bound students whom statistics show are most at risk of not attending college. One in three of America's low-income youth can expect to enroll in college. Only one in seven will earn a bachelor's degree.

  • 15.6 percent of the customers ICAN serves identify themselves as belonging to races other than Caucasian compared 8.1 percent of the population in Iowa.
  • 43 percent of families make less than $50,000 per year.
  • 24 percent are first-generation college students who have no family members to guide them through the application process.


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