Long Beach Promise

The Long Beach College Promise

The Long Beach College Promise (The Promise) extends the promise of a college education to every student in the Long Beach Unified School District to create a more vibrant community. This innovative and award-winning initiative is transforming the lives of students and the city’s economic future by placing higher education within reach for all.

The Promise aims to fulfill the academic potential of all youth by offering guidance and continuous support along every step of the student experience, from pre-K through college and onto career and life. Fueling The Promise is a dynamic partnership between Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, California State University, Long Beach and the City of Long Beach. 

The Promise creates a culture of college expectation, increases college readiness and improves graduation rates among Long Beach students and raises the educational attainment rates of the entire Southern California region.

The Long Beach College Promise is Education Partnership between these institutions. For more information, please visit the Long Beach College Promise website.
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Long Beach College Promise Scholarship

The Long Beach College Promise Scholarship is offered to local high school graduates who immediately enroll at LBCC after graduation.  The funds generously donated for the Long Beach College Promise Scholarship were raised through the LBCC Foundation.

The LBCC Promise Scholarship covers the following fees:

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LBCC Promise Pathways

The Promise Pathways initiative is one of LBCC’s student success strategies and its signature effort in support of the Long Beach College Promise partnership with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). LBCC implemented several innovations including an evidence-based, multiple measures placement and prescriptive first-semester success plans with registration priority for Promise Pathways students. Students were placed in English and Math courses based broadly on their high school achievement (e.g., HS GPA, last grad