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Impact of AVID

How do we know AVID works?

First-generation, low-income AVID alumni who go to college are four times more likely to graduate than their national peers:

  • 42% of first-generation, low-income AVID college students graduate with a four-year degree within six years.
  • 11% of peers nationally graduate within the same time frame.

Virginia Students Served in 2018-19

  • 10,711 Elementary and Secondary AVID students
    • 6% Asian
    • 38% Black
    • 26% Hispanic
    • 25% White
    • 5% Multi Racial
    • 1% Other

96% of AVID Virginia seniors completed four-year college entrance requirements.

AVID Virginia seniors are enrolling at more consistent rates between major subgroups than the U.S. population overall:

  • 82% Black
  • 72% Hispanic
  • 71% White
  • 78% Other
  • 77% Mid/high Socio-Economic Status
  • 76% Low Socio-Economic Status

Enrollment at two and four-year college campuses 2017-18

  • 82% took at least one course of rigor
  • 100% graduated from high school
  • 3.3 average GPA
  • 100% applied to four-year college/university
  • 80% accepted

503 Virginia teachers, administrators, and counselors were AVID- trained in 2018-19. AVID has provided educators nationwide with a systematic approach for increasing rigor and engagement within the learning environment to improve the academic performance of not only those students typically underrepresented but all.