In May 2020, Research for Action (RFA) partnered with Commit Partnership to conduct a 14-month study of the Dallas County Promise.
This overview provides summary findings from RFA’s preliminary exploratory analysis of outcomes associated with Dallas County Promise. We focus specifically on Dallas County Promise participants who first enrolled in Dallas College in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019. These analyses of Dallas College Promise students are one component of a multi-phase research study examining the implementation of Dallas County Promise and its early and perceived effects on students and institutions. Future research will assess the extent to which Dallas County Promise has influenced the increases in college access, affordability, and student success highlighted in this report.