The Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program was launched in 2005 with 330 high school seniors, and now boasts 6,500 active participants and more than 8,000 total students served by the program. Each year, an additional 2,500+ Northern Virginia high school seniors are expected to join the Pathway Program.
Pathway students attend 48 partner high schools, all campuses of Northern Virginia Community College, and a number of four-year universities including consortium partner George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Howard University and the University of Virginia to name a few. The first group of baccalaureate-level Pathway graduates received their bachelor’s degrees in May 2010!
Admission to the Pathway Program is selective. Any motivated student who could significantly benefit from the structured support available through the program may apply, but the program is designed to specifically target underrepresented student populations in higher education.
Pathway Student Demographics
- High school GPA range: 1.0 - 4.3; median high school GPA: 2.7
- 79% of participating students are members of minority groups
- 72% of participating students are immigrants or children of immigrant parents
- 73% of participating students are first generation college students
- 63% of participating students report an annual family income less than half the median family income in the Northern Virginia region
More Pathway student demographics are available from the Information Center.
For more information on applying to Pathway, please click here.