Grant recipient: Bottom Line, Inc.
Term: 2015 –2021
Principal Investigator: Ben Castleman, Ph. D., University of Virginia
Funding: $60,000 from LJAF ($59,000 from another philanthropic funder)
Summary: This project is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of Bottom Line – a program that provides one-on-one guidance to help low-income, first-generation students get into and graduate from college. This study is measuring college enrollment, persistence, and completion outcomes for a sample of about 2,400 students over a seven-year period, using administrative data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Early impact findings are shown here.
The study’s pre-specified analysis plan is linked here.
The study is completed. A plain-language summary of the findings is available here.