The Yes We Must Coalition brings together private colleges and universities and affiliated organizations and individuals who are committed to access to higher education and success through to graduation for low income/1st generation students.
If you are a supporter of greater equity in higher education, of improving college graduation rates for underrepresented students, and of collaborative processes that reduce college costs and increase student success, please join us.
There has never been an organization for private colleges
that serve significant numbers
of students from low-income backgrounds. The very designation “private college” inaccurately suggests service to the wealthy.
To the contrary, nearly 100 small, non-profit, private colleges and universities provide all the benefits
of personalized, relationship-based education mainly to students from low-income backgrounds. These students are often the first in their families to attend college and are often students of color or students from rural white America.