Programs & Services
College Beyond (formerly College Bridge New Orleans) is the connective tissue between students, families, high schools, and higher education. We leverage the power of relationships to guide students through the academic, social, and financial transition from high school success to college persistence.
Coaching & Retention Program
College Beyond partners with post-secondary institutions to provide fee-for-service college success coaching to new freshmen:
- We help raise retention rates through personalized coaching that supports students to set goals, connect to resources and influencers, and follow through on action plans
- We provide colleges with semi-annual feedback on student experiences and leading indicator data
- Participating students also gain access to our textbooks and basic needs financial supports and micro-grant emergency fund on a case-by-case basis
for STUDENTS & FAMILIES
Coaching for Success
Through our college partners, our coaches work directly with new college students and families to set freshman year goals and learn the ropes of college success. Any Pell-eligible freshman from the Greater New Orleans region who attends one of our partner colleges is eligible to participate.
Our services are completely free to partner students and their families.
From 2012-2016, College Beyond (formerly College Bridge New Orleans) was incubated at New Orleans College Preparatory Academies (NOCP).
College Beyond was founded by the Directors of Alumni Support and College Counseling in the NOCP schools network, who led Cohen’s first graduating class to 100% college application and FAFSA completion rates, as well as a 90% college enrollment rate.
In 2017-2018, College Beyond’s students closed the freshman retention gap at the University of New Orleans, increasing retention by more than 20 percentage points.
For more information, please see our 2017-2018 Impact Report.