We Rigorously Collect And Analyze Data On All Aspects Of Our Program
We not only follow the academic performance of our 5,000+ Scholars and our partnerships with our 70+ Partner Colleges, but we also implement original surveys that shed a unique light on what it means to be an undocumented college student and a DREAMer serving institution.
TheDream.US Scholar and Graduate Snapshots
Every Fall, TheDream.US reviews our Scholars academic progress and achievements and publishes Scholar and Graduate Snapshots of their profiles and academic progress. To date, TheDream.US Scholars are outperforming National Student Clearing House benchmarks for all 2 and 4-YR college students – despite the fact that our Scholars are 100% low-income, 86% first generation college students, and face unique challenges and barriers in accessing and succeeding in college. Our Fall Snapshots help tell the story of their successes.
SCHOLAR SURVEY REPORTS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS
TheDream.US annually surveys its Scholars, Alumni and our Partner Colleges to help us better understand the systemic challenges and barriers facing Dreamers in equitable college access and success. Below is a series of reports “In Their Own Words” which share our findings and recommendations to help higher education institutions and business and policy leaders understand and implement effective practices needed to ensure Dreamers have equitable college and career access and success.
November 2022 – IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “I am manifesting the DACAmented Dream”
This second annual Alumni Survey Report, published in partnership with Golden Door Scholars speaks to the experiences of 1,400+ undocumented college graduates representing 140 colleges and universities in 28 states and Washington D.C. The report calls attention to the impact of a college degree and work authorization on the social mobility of undocumented individuals, and their contributions to their communities and the American workforce. The data demonstrates the importance of Congress delivering bipartisan legislation providing pathways to citizenship for Dreamers. REPORT HERE
December 2021 – IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Life After College
This report is the first of its kind to share data on almost 1,000 undocumented college graduates and provides evidence of the impact of a college degree for TheDream.US Alumni. It also sheds light on the urgent need for federal and state laws ensuring equitable access to citizenship, graduate school, and professional licensure to further the socioeconomic mobility of a large group of talented individuals and their communities, as well as the nation’s recovery from an ongoing pandemic. REPORT HERE
2019-2020 – IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Annual Survey Highlighting Impact of COVID-19 on Scholars’ academic journey and person well-being
In May through mid-June, 2020, TheDream.US administered its second Annual Scholar Survey to better understand our Scholars’ college experiences and the contexts in which they are navigating their college and career journeys. The results provide a unique picture of the impact of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and continuing uncertainty of DACA on our Scholars’ academic journey and personal well-being. REPORT HERE
March 2020 – In Their Own Words: The Impact of Covid19 on DREAMers.
To understand the current needs of our Scholars during the Covid-19 crisis TheDream.US surveyed our 3,700+ Scholars. Survey was launched on Monday, March 23rd and closed on Tuesday March 24th. 1679 Scholars completed the Survey; a 44.6% response rate. REPORT HERE
2018 – IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Higher Education, DACA, and TPS
In April of 2018, TheDream.US undertook a national, online survey of its Scholars, resulting in responses from over 1,400 Scholars. The survey results provide a unique picture of TheDream.US’ Scholars, including employment and educational gains. The survey responses also paint a portrait of the uncertainty and anxiety that Scholars face in a difficult immigration climate, particularly with the forthcoming end of DACA and TPS. REPORT HERE
TheDream.US publishes Progress Reports every two years. These reports are provide a more nuanced view into Scholars’ and Graduates’ academic and professional outcomes, as well as continued learning about the college and career barriers facing Dreamers and the policy and practice changes needed to enable Dreamers to achieve their goal of increased social and economic mobility that enables them to support their families and contribute to our country’s future. Below are our reports to date.
See our latest report on how our Scholars are doing.