ERCA is a not-for-profit research organization committed to helping high school students and their families consider all of their future options, including community colleges, four-year institutions, vocational opportunities, and career choices. We connect parents, educators, and students with institutions of higher learning and other organizations, to provide guidance about what comes next after high school.

Our philosophy is that students’ post-secondary choices should be based on their interests, strengths, and passions. We provide support for parents and students through research, our partnerships, and by building community from high school to career.