Education is the foundation for success not only in the United States, but also all around the globe. This is why millions of children attend school on a daily basis from the time they are around five years old. But the fact that millions of children are attending school does not mean that they are all receiving the same quality of education. On the contrary, there are significant disparities between the qualities of the educations received by children of affluent and low-income families, as well as those received by White and minority children, as evidenced by substantial achievement gaps between these groups. This achievement gap has serious implications, not only for those being underserved by the American Education System, but also for the economy and the future of the country as a whole. The focus of this site will be to explore the issue of the achievement gap in detail and investigate which factors have the biggest effect on achievement, as measured by college GPA. It will also investigate if these effects influence college students' choices of their majors, as well as develop a model to be used as a predictor of future academic success.