PUMP started at CSUN to increase the number of URM students who enter Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences.  Program Activities include summer and winter institutes, weekly seminars, and research projects. In 2013, they received an NSF Workforce grant to extend PUMP to the other nine CSU campuses in California.

 The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership (BASOL) was developed as an innovative, affordable, accelerated, and accessible competency-based degree program. The BASOL degree is a flat tuition of $750 and can be completed for less than $15,000. Classes are offered in hybrid and online formats, and are held through seven-week terms offered year round.

“Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) was launched in 2007 to improve the low graduation rates of City University of New York’s (CUNY) Community Colleges. ASAP provides wraparound services to students selected at six CUNY community colleges.” The ASAP expansion at Bronx Community College (BCC) is a redesign of an entire college through the expansion of a very successful program.

An in-depth research study  found that, although several academic programs were available in Waukegan, none included parents in their programming. Waukegan to College (W2C) began with bi-lingual one-on-one counseling and workshops for parents and students. Tutoring and mentoring were added later that year.