Since 2013, the Central Florida College Access Network has led the effort to address barriers to college and career access, persistence, and attainment in Central Florida.



CFCAN has adopted the Lumina Foundation Goal 2025, which is committed to increasing the number of adults in our community with a high quality credential or degree to 60% by 2025. Two-thirds of all jobs created during this decade will require post-secondary education and this goal was created to ensure we have a skilled work-force to meet this need. 

The Central Florida College Access Network is determined to make an impact on post-secondary education and talent development. Through collaborative strategies to close the education gap, CFCAN is helping to shape Central Florida’s future workforce. Together, we are stronger. Through collaboration, we cause a greater effect. I encourage you to join in the conversation and become a part of the change in Central Florida education.
— Niurka Ferrer, Valencia College; Chair, Central Florida College Access Network


To build a post-secondary culture and dramatically increase college degree and high quality credential attainment rates in the Central Florida community.


Our vision

To create and strengthen a local college access network to coordinate and enhance programs, services, and resources that lower barriers preventing students from pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.

To work together as a community-based college access alliance of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, the nonprofit sector, government, business, and philanthropy.

To identify specific access, persistence, and attainment goals; share information, and align efforts and measure impact.