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Our Impact

YPIE Releases Latest Impact Data:  April 2023

As national college enrollment sees significant declines, especially for students in low-income communities, YPIE students' college enrollment and persistence are impressive.

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YPIE 2022 Grads
Enrolled in College
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YPIE 2022 Grads Enrolled in a 4-Year College
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YPIE 2021 Grads who Initially Enrolled in a
4-Year College Persisted into their 2nd Year

YPIE actively engages nearly 1,200 Students from 9th grade through their 2nd year of college, with the support of 20+ staff members and 250+ volunteers.

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Students from Yonkers
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Students of Color
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Low-income students

While college enrollments drop nationally, YPIE college and 4-year college enrollments remain high and steady.

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YPIE student enrollment in college, 4-year college, and competitive college outpaces similar peers.

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  • 83% of YPIE 2022 Graduates enrolled in college vs. 69% for similar peers

  • 72% of YPIE 2022 Graduates enrolled in 4-Year college vs. 53% for similar peers

  • 35% of YPIE 2022 Graduates enrolled in competitive college vs. 17% for similar peers

YPIE June graduates immediately enrolled in college at a consistently higher rate than the National Student Clearinghouse Low Income School group

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YPIE college students have significantly higher "on success track"
persistence than similar peers.

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  • 54% of YPIE 2017 graduates have earned or are on track to earn their Bachelor's degree vs 44% for similar peers.

YPIE students reflect the demographics of the Yonkers community.

~1,200 students from 9th grade to the 2nd year of college
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86% of YPIE students are students of color
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80% of YPIE students are eligible for free or reduced price meals
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Thanks to the Yonkers Public Schools for our strong partnership and data sharing agreement, which allow YPIE to continually evaluate our programs to maximize student impact. 

Unless otherwise specified, data is based on total active YPIE enrollment as of June 2022.

* A 4-Year College as designated by National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

** A Competitive College is one for whom the admission rate on the most recent US Department of Education College Scorecard is 50% or lower.

*** NSC Low Income High Schools have Free or Reduced Lunch eligibility rates of 50% or more; 80% of YPIE students are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch.

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