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OnRamps by the Numbers
To date, OnRamps has reached more than 25,500 student enrollments with over 10,000 individual students in our 2017-2018 cohort. More than 9,000 of those are enrolled in our STEM courses.
As of May 2017, OnRamps students have claimed more than 22,000 semester credit hours combined from UT Austin or Texas Tech University in courses that count toward the Texas Core Curriculum courses.
Our 11 high-quality courses are designed and overseen by UT Austin Instructors of Record and academic staff, with an emphasis on college content knowledge, innovative pedagogy, a technology-enhanced education, and educator excellence.
In 2017-2018, OnRamps partnered with over 170 high schools in 74 school districts. Current district partners serve El Paso, Donna, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, Richardson, Round Rock and many more—while our replication partner, Texas Tech University, serves the panhandle.
Textbooks & Supplies Savings
Based on national cost averages per semester credit hour, OnRamps has saved students a significant cost of books and supplies. All OnRamps courses have zero textbook and supply fees for students and their families, and they include best-in-class learning technology and Open Educational Resources.
Statewide Cost Savings
OnRamps has generated a combined 11 million dollars in potential college-tuition fee savings annually for Texans, based on the average tuition cost at a Texas, public, four-year institution for 2017-2018.
OnRamps has provided approximately 26,400 hours of intensive, professional development, learning, and support to more thn 330 Texas secondary school teachers. Each new OnRamps Instructor receives more than 80 hours of training in a single year.
Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency and The University of Texas at Austin, OnRamps offers its dual enrollment courses to Texas students and their families at no cost. Districts are currently reimbursed 100% for student and teacher enrollment fees, save the cost for travel and lodging.