Rochester College Access Network

The Rochester College Access Network launched in April, 2013. The mission of this collaborative group is to support college access and success through coordinated communication, coalition and advocacy for students in Rochester to enable students to meet their full potential.

The group includes representatives from local colleges and universities, not-for-profit organizations, philanthropic organizations and businesses. Its goal is to work together to remove barriers to college access and success for Rochester students. This includes presenting special events to help students complete federal financial aid applications, developing this website, publicizing a variety of opportunities for students, and keeping track of key indicators of success.

For information about college access support for Rochester city students, please note the 2013 report Success for Rochester City Students: Making a College Education Attainable.

Statistics about Rochester city students and college access contained in the report entitled RCSD Student College Access and Success Information May 2014 provide a baseline against which to track our efforts. Click here to read this report.

In September, 2019, RCAN was recognized by the National College Attainment Network as one of five communities nationwide leading innovative FAFSA completion initiatives. Click here to learn more about this award.

Contact Us

Patricia Braus
Rochester College Access Network — Chair

Sarah Johnston
REF Assistant Director

Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters!

City of Rochester, Rochester City School District, ESL Charitable Foundation, Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation, L3Harris, Women's Foundation of the Genesee Valley, WROC-TV, NYSFAAA, Shore Foundation, Paychex, Advantage FCU, M&T Bank, Glover-Crask Charitable Trust, Rochester Area Community Foundation