About Kansas State College Advising Corps

Launched in 2016, KSCAC started with six advisers at six partner high schools in Kansas City (Turner High School, Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission West, Olathe East, and Olathe North). Over the years, we've grown and expanded across the state of Kansas.

What We Do

The college adviser assists students by providing guidance and encouragement needed to navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes.

College advisers teach students how to be resourceful and empower students to be self-advocates. Advisers work full-time in select partner high schools with 9th-12th grade students, and occasionally provide early awareness outreach to middle school students.

Advisers aim to help students find a "best-fit" post-secondary opportunity to increase the likelihood of presistence and completion rates. Additionally, advisers create and foster a college-going culture that engages administration, teachers, and staff to build an environment that encourages and supports college attendance and completion.

Interested in becoming an adviser?

Follow the link below for information regarding applications, news and other updates.

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The Need

The need for this program stems from a shifting workforce development landscape. According to the Mid-American Regional Council, 34% of adults over the age of 25 in the Kansas City region have at least a bachelor's degree. In the last 10 years, 40% of new jobs created in the Kansas City region require a bachelor's degree.

Simultaneous to this evolving workforce landscape is the changing demographics of the U.S. and Greater Kansas City. The U.S. Census Bureau projects a significant shift in demographics. By 2050, the bureau projects Black, Hispanic and Asian populations will comprise half of the U.S. population, while the number of white households is projected to decrease. Individuals in these diverse groups are often first-generation college students and unfamiliar with the application and scholarship processes needed to enter higher education.


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