Statistics

Students Served – 2004-2016
Pathways Scholars (Program Site)   2,669
Pathways Associate Scholars (Distance Learning)   1,218
Indirectly, in Program Site High Schools (Estimated) 31,300
Total 35,187

2015/2016 Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender

Scholars Associate Scholars
African American 73% 70%
Hispanic 20% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Other 6% 3%
Male 33% 38%
Female 67% 62%

Program Site High Schools Attended By Pathways to College Scholars

  • Altheimer-Sherrill High School, Altheimer, AR (2004 – 2005)
  • Arts High School, Newark, NJ (2013 – present)
  • Barringer High School, Newark, NJ (2003 – 2013)
  • Camden High School, Camden, NJ (2009 – 2010)
  • Dollarway High School, Pine Bluff, AR (2006 – 2013)
  • East Side High School, Newark, NJ (2006 – present)
  • James Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CT (2012 – present)
  • Kettering High School, Detroit, MI (2004 – 2005)
  • Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Newark, NJ (2012 – 2013)
  • New Tech Innovative Institute, Gary, IN (2015 – present)
  • Orange High School, Orange, NJ (2009 – 2011)
  • Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff, AR (2003 – 2006)
  • Southwestern High School, Detroit, MI (2004 – 2005)
  • Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, Gary, IN (2010 – present)
  • Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ (2005 – 2013)
  • West Side High School, Gary, IN (2014 – present)
  • West Side Campus, Newark, NJ (2016-present)
  • Wirt/Emerson VPA, Gary, IN (2014 – present)
  • Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, CT (2014 – present)
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, Camden, NJ (2009 – 2010)
School improvement: as an example, during Pathways’ 6 years at East Side High School in Newark, school-wide percentages have increased from a) 54% to 78% for students planning college attendance, and b) 11% to 23% for students attending 4-year colleges.

Annual cost-per-student: approximately $1,200 for twice-weekly 2-hour classes and field trips; for school-wide ancillary school-turnaround programming, $80 – $100, depending on school size.

College access: since 2004, 100% of Pathways 1,100 graduating Scholars have won admission to college – most to more than one.

College completion: we began collecting National Student Clearinghouse data in 2007 and since then through 2016, of the 828 seniors tracked, 88% have matriculated. Of those, 66% are either still enrolled or have graduated.

Scholarship and award dollars earned: $2 million to $4 million annually

Academic achievement at admission: Pathways selects applicants on the basis of potential, not simply academic performance, applying multiple selection criteria (including home environment) with the result that grade achievement of entering Scholars ranges from a “low” Pathways rating (GPA at 2.0, or “C,” and below) to a “high” rating (GPA at 3.0, or “B,” and above).

Accepting college competitiveness levels: 85% of Pathways graduating seniors admitted to “Most Difficult,” “Very Difficult,” or “Moderately Difficult” colleges (Peterson’s Guide to Four-year Colleges).

December 2016