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Capital IDEA provides financial support and extensive professional guidance to motivated, non-traditional students who want to earn more and move up in a great career. With many community partners, like Austin Community College, we stand committed to providing individuals the opportunity and support they need to earn a degree and get started in a promising career. Get started


Capital IDEA students have been placed in new careers


Most graduates TRIPLE their previous earnings


was the average starting wage for Capital IDEA graduates starting new careers in 2017


is the amount of college loan debt incurred by Capital IDEA students


has been invested in our students’ tuition and books since Capital IDEA’s opening

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Published: Capital IDEA’s 2017 Annual Report

Highlights From an Oustanding Year 2017 ANNUAL REPORT Capital IDEA’s 2017 Annual Report is now available online. We are proud to share these highlights from an outstanding year of lifting working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education. We hope you enjoy reading about student successes because this report is chock-full […] Read More

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Austin Interfaith leaders and volunteers for their tireless work in
the community and their ongoing support of Capital IDEA.