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About Detroit College Access Network (DCAN)

The Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) is a collaborative network between local schools, organizations, and the community. DCAN serves as the citywide coordinating body for the college access and enrollment strategies in Detroit. 

Our Mission

To increase postsecondary readiness, enrollment, and attainment so all students in Detroit can achieve their educational dreams.


Our Goals

In solidarity with the State of Michigan, Michigan College Access Network and Detroit Drives Degrees, our goal is for 60% of Detroit residents to achieve a form of postsecondary education by 2030.

Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) Co

We are a network of organizations–bigger than any one program or initiative–using collective impact to align and connect existing programs, schools, businesses and community resources to improve college enrollment and graduation rates for all Detroit students. 


We encourage you to explore this website to see how we promote higher education in Detroit and make a college degree or credential a reality for students in Detroit.

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