College Access Initiative

The College Access Initiative (CAI) is a program in the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education. CAI’s purpose is to provide outreach programming to a large number of underserved Arkansas students in order to bridge the access gap to post-secondary education. To meet this need, the College Access Initiative works with schools and community groups across the state of Arkansas to increase the college readiness of Arkansans by delivering workshops and trainings to students and their families.


Need help with applying for financial aid? Want to study for the ACT? Don't know where to start on that personal statement? We've got a workshop for that.

Regional Staff

Want the College Access Initiative to visit your school? Find your regional staff member and get connected with college readiness resources.


The College Access Initiative has programs that provide training, resources, and guidance for underrepresented students wanting to pursue a college education.

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