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Campaign for College Opportunity Highlights IMPACT AAPI 

cover of aapi reportThe Campaign for College Opportunity recently released its report, "The State of Higher Education in California: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander." The report highlighted programs using best practices that can support AANHPI student success. One such program is the Initiative to Maximize Positive Academic Achievement and Cultural Thriving (IMPACT) AAPI - De Anza College. 

IMPACT AAPI is funded by an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer among AAPI students by focusing on Asian Pacific Islander subgroups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. IMPACT AAPI uses integrated curricular pathways to provide educational experiences that support students. 

An excerpt from the report is below. Read the full report on the Campaign for College Opportunity website


Over the last seven years of IMPACT AAPIs existence it has: 

  • Served 636 AAPI students 

  • Increased the course success rates of Filipino, Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian students to 90%, 91%, and 95%, respectively. Almost 20% above, the overall college success rate.

  • Increased the percentage of Filipino students who enrolled in pre-college level English who then succeed in college level English from 34% to 61%. 

  • Increased the percentage of Filipino and Pacific Islander students who enrolled in pre-college Math who then succeed in college level Math from 35% and 33% respectively to 44% and 41%. 

  • Increased the fall-to-winter persistence rate for first- time, full-time Filipino (78%), Pacific Islander (75%) and Southeast Asian (85%) students to 90%, 100%, and 98% respectively. 








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Last Updated: 9/16/15