The mission of the Monroe County College Access Network is to increase postsecondary achievement of Monroe County residents by promoting a postsecondary educational culture.
- College is postsecondary education: MCAN uses the term “college” to refer to the attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials beyond high school, including professional/technical certificates and academic degrees.
- College is a necessity: Postsecondary education is a prerequisite to success in a knowledge-based economy. Everyone must pursue and complete a postsecondary credential or degree beyond high school.
- College is for everyone: The postsecondary education attainment rates among low-income students and students of color are significantly lower than those of other students. MCAN is committed to closing these gaps.
- College is a public good: Postsecondary educational opportunity and attainment are critical to a just and equitable society, strong economy, and healthy communities.
The Monroe County College Access Network will:
- Build a college and career going culture within the county of Monroe.
- Lower Systematic barriers preventing students from pursuing postsecondary education
- Deliver a comprehensive and coordinated set of college and career access services to students, particularly those who come from low-income families or who are first in their families to pursue postsecondary education
Shared Objectives and Metrics
College and Career Access Metrics:
- Increase the percentage of 8th grade students with a clear expectation of pursuing postsecondary education
- Increase the percentage of Monroe County Public Schools (MCPS) graduating cohort that met or exceeded standards of SAT score
- Increase the percentage of MCPS graduating cohort who complete a FAFSA
- Increase the percentage of MCPS graduating cohort that enroll in a postsecondary education institution within 6 months of graduating.
- increase the percentage of MCPS graduating cohort who persist for a second year
- Increase the percentage of MCPS graduating cohort who transfer to a 4-year University.
- Increase the percentage of MCPS graduating cohort who complete a postsecondary credential within 6 years of high school graduation.
Our Big Goal
By 2025, we will double the number of Monroe County residents with a degree or valuable credential from 30% to 60%.