Education is the key that unlocks opportunity for low-income students. College Spark funds programs that help students become college-ready and earn their degrees.
Washington’s robust economy will produce over 740,000 jobs in the next five years. A majority of those jobs will require some form of postsecondary education.
Even though most living-wage jobs require a college degree or credential, far too many Washington students either don’t have the opportunity to go to college or face daunting challenges when they get there.
More than half of the students who make it to college need remedial classes before they can do college-level, credit-earning work. That rate is even worse for low-income students.