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Achieving the Dream




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Advancing Student Success

  • A National Network
  • 220 Colleges - 40 States
  • A Proven Model
  • Focused on Advancing and Accelerating Student Success
  • Data-Enabled Decisions


Palm Beach State College (PBSC) joins Achieving the Dream 

The newest cohort of colleges has joined the Achieving the Dream Network. Twenty institutions from the West, South, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast will join the growing network.

The 2018 group is unique and among the largest in ATD’s history, including a cohort of eight colleges from Tennessee and two colleges funded by The Woodward Hines Education Foundation. The 2018 colleges increase the ATD Network to more than 200 institutions from 41 states, including the District of Columbia.

Meet the Achieving the Dream 2018 Cohort


2018 Achieving the Dream (ATD) Conference documents


Achieving the Dream's Approach

Most efforts to improve community college student outcomes involve relatively small innovations or changes at the margins. After more than a decade of experience, Achieving the Dream has learned that improving student success on a substantial scale requires colleges to engage in bold, holistic, sustainable institutional change. Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emerging needs of the field to improve success results for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

Read more about Achieving the Dream approach to improving community colleges


Achieving the Dream – Community College Count


Achieving the Dream:  Resources





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