OnRamps is one of The University of Texas at Austin’s signature initiatives designed to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities across the state of Texas. We serve tens of thousands of high school students and teachers, in partnership with school districts and higher education institutions.

We offer distance education through a dual enrollment model for high school students to engage in authentic college experiences and professional learning for their teachers to deepen their content knowledge and impact in the classroom. In addition, we offer robust professional development for educators to enhance their expertise, and we partner across K-12 and higher education to yield the greatest impact on postsecondary attainment, persistence and completion.

Now entering its ninth academic year, the impact of OnRamps is telling.*

  • 72% of OnRamps students enroll in two- and four-year colleges, compared to 56% of "non-OnRamps" students across Texas.
  • 51% of the OnRamps student cohort will be first-generation in their family to earn a bachelor's degree.
  • Students' odds of being eligible for college credit increase by 21% for each additional year OnRamps teachers engage in our professional learning and development.*

*Note: The above data reflects academic years between 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 in accordance with OnRamps' annual Census dates.