Introducing Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Over time we have heard from you about what we can do to more deeply invest in our partners in the space of education.

We are very excited to share with you today, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Starbucks and Arizona State University, which will open up lifelong opportunity for thousands of Starbucks partners. Starbucks partners now have the chance to finish a college degree with full tuition reimbursement through ASU's top-ranked degree program, delivered online. This extraordinary opportunity is available to every benefits-eligible partner, across all brands, who work at any of Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S.

ASU is one of the largest and most forward-looking public universities in the country and is gaining national attention for its efforts to increase access to high-quality, rigorous education with a focus on inclusion and impact. ASU is ranked 2nd most innovative school in the country by U.S. News & World Report, ranks 5th in the nation in producing the best-qualified graduates, and produces more Fulbright scholars than Harvard or Stanford.

At Starbucks, more than 70% of our U.S. partners are students or aspiring students who share the same challenges of completing a degree like so many Americans today. Through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, we are taking a bold step to help remove the financial and logistical barriers that prevent many from completing a college degree.

Access to and affordability of higher education has become one of the greatest issues facing our generation and we have a chance to do something about it. Partners give their best every day and the opportunity to finish college and earn a bachelor's degree is a way for our partners to have the chance to get more of what they want from life.

Thank you so much for your ideas about this important issue.

Learn more @ and join the conversation using hashtag #CollegeAchievementPlan.

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posted by sweet caramel

6/16/2014 9:56 AM

I heard about this on CNN Radio this morning and this a very nice step, Thank you Starbucks!

6/16/2014 10:02 AM

Very good!

6/17/2014 4:54 PM

I was thrilled to hear about this on NPR and then during The Daily Show - way to step up Starbucks!!

6/27/2014 5:18 AM

Hello Lacey, I would like to have a short interview from anybody from Starbucks for an university project about the ideas generate in creative crowdsourcing projects like My Starbucks Idea. Would anybody be interested in explaining how this idea came to live? Thank you very much, Caroline.

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