The Academic Bridge program (ABP) helps high-potential, first-generation college students complete a college education. The program assists students with transitioning from high school to college through advising, mentoring and tutoring. ABP also helps students make the social adjustments to college life. ABP students participate in cultural awareness activities and community service projects and also are active on campus. Students have served as campus leaders, established various organizations and volunteered at their high schools to recruit prospective ABP students. The program boasts a graduation rate of approximately 70 percent — well above state and national averages and competitive with the rates of the best universities in Texas.