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Boston Wants Our City’s
Graduates to Succeed in College

Success Boston is a cross-sector collaboration among the City of Boston, the Boston Foundation, the Boston Public Schools, nonprofit organizations, and local institutions of higher education dedicated to increasing the number of Boston Public Schools graduates who complete postsecondary education ready to enter the workforce. Success Boston seeks to increase the six-year college completion rate to 52% for the BPS class of 2009 and to 70% for the BPS class of 2011. 

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Boston selected for national partnership to raise postsecondary attainment.

Success Boston focuses on three key areas to ensure that Boston Public Schools students are:

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Boston Public Schools College & Career Guide(English)

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List of All Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

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Success Boston
January 2013 Report

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Getting Closer to the Finish Line: The College Enrollment and Completion Experiences of Graduates of the Boston Public Schools