AOI is pleased to share its first annual review of higher education foster youth programs across the U.S.!

These are programs that higher education institutions support that have a set of services specifically dedicated to helping foster youth or former foster youth apply to college and succeed in their academic endeavors. We reviewed the websites of 102 colleges, universities, and community colleges that have this kind of program, looking for and recording the services that are listed on the programs’ pages. The report that we developed identifies the types of services that we uncovered and the percentage of schools that offer each one. We also make recommendations throughout the paper based on our findings. We are hopeful that this information will encourage the development of such programs and the expansion of existing programs. We have also found opportunities for improvement in how the programs’ services are communicated on their websites.

This report will be available to members as of January 1, 2019.