Resources and Reports

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Launched in 2006, this accolade annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

Simmons College, through the work of the Scott/Ross Center, was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Simmons has received this honor for eight consecutive years, and is one of only 16 colleges in the country - and the only one in Massachusetts - to earn the "Honor Roll with Distinction" designation for six of the eight years since the Honor Roll began in 2006.


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Scott/Ross Center Annual Reports

Scott/Ross Center Graduate Program Reports

College Access and Success

What is College Access?

The Scott/Ross Center at Simmons College is devoted to ensuring that students, faculty, community partners and the larger community have the resources that they need to develop and strengthen programming around college access and success. 

College access refers to a student's ability to enter higher education, and focuses on students who otherwise would not have been able to attend, due to financial, social or academic obstacles. College access programs also explore and define differences between college-eligible and college-ready students. College-eligible refers to students who have completed minimum requirements for college entrance; college-ready refers to students who are ready to successfully undertake entry-level college courses. (Source: Conley, D. T., (2005) College knowledge: What it really takes for students to succeed and what we can do to get them ready. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass)