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OnRamps by the Numbers
To date, OnRamps has reached more than 35,500 student enrollments with over 30,000 individual students in our 2018-2019 cohort. More than 21,000 of those are enrolled in our STEM courses.
As of May 2018, OnRamps students have earned more than 11,700 semester credit hours combined from UT Austin or Texas Tech University in courses that count toward the Texas Core Curriculum courses.
Our 13 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 2018-2019, OnRamps is partnering with 326 high schools in 149 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 Texas Panhandle.
Textbooks & Supplies Savings
Based on state 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 11.3 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 2018-2019.
OnRamps is providing approximately 42,844 hours of intensive, professional development, learning, and support to more than 950 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.