Who We Are
The Missouri College and Career Attainment Network (MOCAN) exists to ensure Missouri students who could most benefit from education beyond high school have what they need to earn a credential leading to a rewarding career. MOCAN is built on the success of two prior initiatives: Missouri College Access Network and St. Louis Graduates.
Completing a postsecondary education is the proven path towards prosperity. For some, that means a college degree. For others, that may mean a certificate or completion of an apprenticeship. We all benefit when more Missouri students earn a credential that leads to a rewarding career.
Unfortunately, significant disparities exist in who can access, afford, and complete a degree or credential. Students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and students in rural communities are not earning credentials at the same rate as their peers.
MOCAN is working to change that through a network of partners bringing greater equity to postsecondary education in Missouri.
Our Core Values
MOCAN is a network of institutions, organizations, and professionals committed to greater equity in college and career access, affordability, and completion.
By working for change at the institutional and systems levels, MOCAN aspires to create a postsecondary education system where outcomes are no longer predictable by race or socio-economic status.