A mentoring program for college students.
InsideTrack is a widely-implemented mentoring program for college students designed to prevent them from dropping out of school. A college-educated mentor (“coach”) contacts students at the beginning of a semester and invites them to participate in the voluntary program. Students who sign up are contacted regularly for up to two semesters by a coach, who helps identify and address perceived obstacles to students’ course completion (e.g., work schedules, family responsibilities, financial obligations). Coaches maintain caseloads of 75-150 students. InsideTrack costs approximately $1,121 per student per academic school year (in 2017 dollars).