Our Impact By the Numbers

More Graduates
Beating the Odds

13% of students nationwide from low-income backgrounds earn bachelor’s degrees by age 24 versus 62% of their wealthy peers.* 10,000 Degrees graduation rates far exceed national averages.

* “Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2019 Historical Trend Report,” Pell Institute

of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees, compared to 31% of their peers nationally
College Graduates from 2016-2021

Strong Community College Pathway

3x The National Average

Rate that 10,000 Degrees community college students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges.

More Students and Families Served


Students & Families Served 
vs 4,500 in 2016


College Students 
vs 1,106 in 2016


vs 7 in 2016


Attended College Workshops 
vs 3,076 in 2016

Supported by





Academic Support Volunteers


Volunteers & Career Mentors

More Financial Support

$ 0 M*

Scholarships Awarded
vs $2.6M in 2016

$ 0 K

Avg Free Financial Aid per Student
vs $16K in 2016

$ 0 M

Total Financial Aid Leveraged
vs $14.4M in 2016

Less Student Debt

0 %

Less Student Loan Debt Incurred than National Average

$ 500

Avg. 10,000 Degrees Students Debt

$ 4000

Avg. Students Debt Nationwide

* as of Nov 2021

“I see the power of community colleges in my classroom every day. They meet students where they are with flexible schedules, so students don’t have to choose between work and school. They train for jobs, tailored to the communities they serve or give students a strong foundation for a four-year degree. And they don’t just improve individuals’ lives, they strengthen our country as a whole. What starts in one classroom can create a chain effect that is eventually felt by every single American.”

Dr. Jill Biden

Professor, Northern Virginia Community College
First Lady of the United States