As established by the U.S. Department of Education, GEAR UP is recognized as a discretionary grant program that supports efforts to increase the number of low-income students that obtain a secondary school diploma and prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.
Currently, GEAR UP serves over 560,000 students enrolled in over 3,525 secondary schools across 45 states.
The first three goals below are set by the US DOE and shared by all GEAR UP grants nationwide. The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) included the fourth goal in order to ensure that the accomplishments of the program will outlast the funding period.
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