Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Education meets opportunity
The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is a first-of-its-kind partnership that creates an opportunity for all eligible Starbucks employees to earn their bachelor's degree through ASU Online.
The Starbucks College Achievement Plan is a first-of-its-kind partnership that creates an opportunity for all eligible Starbucks employees to earn their bachelor's degree through ASU Online.

This program is made possible by ASU and Starbucks, by working together to help students overcome any life hurdles that keep them from pursuing their college degree.

Starbucks employees, or partners, thrive in a customized, personalized environment within ASU Online degree programs - choosing from more than 70+ undergraduate degrees.

Working shouldn't hold you back from learning.

78% of part-time undergraduate studentsĀ are employed

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Increasing tuition costs have left students at odds with their education. The lack of opportunity for working students with full-time and part-time was alarming. Deterred by the time and finacial investments pursuing a degree requires, these students drop out at alarmingly high rates, often halting their career aspirations as a result.

"We as a company want to do something that has not been done before. That is, we want to create access to the American dream, hope and opportuntity for everyone." - Howard Schultz, Former CEO and Chairman of Starbucks

We're creating the opportunity for working individuals.
  • Full tuition coverage for over 70 undergraduate degrees online.
  • Access to cutting-edge educational technology.
  • Courses developed and taught by the same world-class faculty that teach on ASU's campuses.
  • Indiviualized guidance; each Starbucks partner is assigned an enrollment counselor, a finacial aid advisor, an academic advisor and a success coach.

The Starbucks College Achievement plan was introduces to partners of Starbucks in June 2014. Since then we've made the path to getting a college education possible for all qualified working employees. Together, ASU and Starbucks have raised the bar for the role a public company can play in supporting its partners' life goals.

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