Craven Community College receives $1.74M grant

Courtesy of CCC

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – The U.S. Department of Education awarded Craven Community College a $1.74 million grant that will fund a program designed to increase student success in developmental courses and first-year gateway courses.

The college received a federal Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions grant, which is designed to help schools serve low-income students and will fund CCC’s Title III Connect 2 Success program.

“The Title III grant provides much-needed resources, such as tutoring and advising that will greatly enhance the ability of our students to persist and complete their programs of study,” said Dr. Ray Staats, CCC president. “Their success in certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees opens new doors for employment opportunity, continued education, and financial health across our community,”

The first-time pass rate of students in English courses is expected to increase from 67.5 percent to 71.5 percent.

CCC was also recently awarded the following federal grants: $1.18 million federal TRIO grant in September 2016 to establish an Educational Opportunity Center, and $1.1 million TRIO grant renewal in August 2015 to continue its TRIO Student Support Services.

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