The De Anza College Puente Program is a highly successful project.
- Puente students transfer from De Anza at a much higher rate than
non-Puente Latino students—61% of De Anza’s Puente students transfer
within six years.
Progress toward Equity
- For historically under-served students, the Puente program increases success rates in basic skills
courses, as well as persistence rates and transfer rates. Thus the Puente Program is helping the college move toward its goal of equity in student success.
Giving Back to the Community and College
- Former Puente students from our own program who are now
successful professionals and community leaders have come back to De
Anza to mentor new Puente students. This is the mark of a mature and
highly successful program.
- See statistics on our recent course success and retention rates from 2007-2010.