Our mission is to support social mobility by strengthening mission-focused colleges and universities that primarily serve low-income, first generation, and under-resourced students and families.

About Us

Developing Deep Partnerships with Key Institutions

At the Partnership for Education Advancement, we are steadfast in our commitment to ensuring more students of color, first-generation, and low-income students earn a college degree. Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have a proven track record of advancing socioeconomic mobility for their graduates, despite historic underfunding.

We work collaboratively with colleges and universities in support of their missions by providing highly individualized, scalable, sustainable solutions to help them serve their students and meet strategic enrollment, graduation, and advancement goals.

Ed Advancement also provides consulting and staffing support to our institutional partners as they work to assemble and deliver financial aid packages through the new Better FAFSA. We joined the Department of Education's formal effort and investment to support institutions who serve high proportions of federal aid recipients, building on the support we already provide our existing partners.

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HBCUs Committed

Both public and private committed to our efforts

Projects Launched

Focused on infrastructure, technology, and operations

HBCU Students

HBCU students served by our partners (nearly half of all HBCU current undergraduates)

Our Network

Our network also includes organizations who, like us, value the important role of colleges and universities, like HBCUs, in advancing socioeconomic mobility for historically underrepresented students.

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