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Code2College is making Central Texas the nation’s capital for diverse, homegrown technical talent.

We are changing Students' lives

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our Impact


Students served

The mission of Code2College is to dramatically increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.



Our belief is that through our approach to Education, Exposure and Experience, we can enhance student preparation for rigorous, technical careers and mitigate some of the key factors around STEM attrition.


College Matriculation

In Fall 2016, Code2College launched its inaugural cohort with thirty students from two Austin ISD schools: the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and Akins High School. Of the 30 students, 70% are girls and 90% are students of color.

Why WE Exist

Code2College provides access and opportunies in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) fields to students from underrepresented backgrounds in tech: girls, sudents of color and from low-income backgrounds. By equipping these students with both professional and technical skills, we endeavor to prepare them for a variety of in-demand, high paying technical careers. Underrepresented groups who initially declare a STEM field when entering college, exit those fields in droves (either by switching to a non-STEM major or dropping out of college altogether):

Girls 47%
Hispanic 47%
Low SES 58%
African-American 65%

and even fewer enter the technical workforce:

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Over the course of a program year, students participate in after-school web development or coding sessions, monthly professional skills workshops and some students will have the opportunity to interview for paid, software engineering internships with leading firms like Indeed, RetailMeNot and Cloudera.