May 8, 2020

This month, nearly 700 Starbucks College Achievement Plan students will turn their tassels at ASU virtual commencement

Coffee and college seem to be a perfect match.

Nearly 700 Starbucks partners are graduating from Arizona State University in May 2020. Including these talented students, that makes nearly 4,500 total Starbucks partners who have earned their bachelor’s degree from ASU since the Starbucks College Achievement Plan was announced in 2014.

The program is a first-of-its-kind partnership that creates an opportunity for all eligible Starbucks employees, or partners, to earn one of more than 80 undergraduate degrees through ASU Online with full tuition coverage.

To celebrate with this year's new graduates, ASU Now talked to a handful of current Starbucks College Achievement Plan students to get a sense of what the program means to them and their futures. 

 Video by Deanna Dent/ASU Now