Preview of 2016 Summary of Findings

While the Summary of Findings from the 2016 Data Collection Tool is an NPEA members-only benefit, we are happy to share the following preview of the exciting information found there.

During the fall of 2016, organizational and school members were invited to complete the 2016 NPEA Data Collection Tool. A total of 67 of 106 (63%) eligible NPEA members participated, with seven members each reporting on two programs within their organization (for a total of 74 programs reporting). Of those that completed the Tool in 2015, 74% (53 programs from 50 members) returned to submit data again in 2016.

  • 201,370 students were served by 74 programs over a 12-month period (2015-2016).
  • The majority of students were from low-income families (75%) and would be first generation college students (81%).
  • By graduation, over 99% of high school seniors served had completed the FAFSA, 96% took a college entry exam, and 99% applied to at least one post-secondary school.
  • Programs reported an on-time graduation rate for seniors of 99.2%, including a cohort graduation rate of 96.3% for those who worked with students in 9th through 12th grade.
  • Of those who graduated high school six years ago, 74% of the students had earned a 4-year degree within four (51%) or six (23%) years and another 7% were currently enrolled in school.

To see the complete Summary of Findings from 2016, please reach out to Alex Newell at to learn about becoming an NPEA member.