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.