Author(s): Gabrielle Healy, Adam Vieira, Emma York

Report date: October 2013

Sponsor: Urban Initiative High School Internship Program

Services: applied social science research, demographic analysis

Issue areas: education, Gateway Cities

Summary: This report by the Urban Initiative 2013 High School Interns reviews the state of college access for high school students in Gateway Cities of the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. Using a data-driven approach, the team identified three overarching indicators for college accessibility, and
has studied and addressed them: quality of kindergarden-12th grade education, community
attitudes and influences surrounding the student, and general economic factors. Also included in
the report are recommendations for the improvement of college access, as well as anecdotal data
from various community figures.

Report link: College access in the SouthCoast