Achieving the Dream

Achieving the Dream leads the most comprehensive reform network for student success in higher education's history. With some 200 colleges participating throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, Achieving the Dream helps 3.8 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and success in their lives.

Oakton's first year as an Achieving the Dream college required the community to engage students and employees in conversations that ultimately determine five priority areas for improving student success. The Student Success Team and many others at the College launched new strategies to support students. Achieving the Dream enables Oakton to benefit from a national network of colleagues also focused on student success.