Across the country, efforts are growing to build a community college pipeline that will help students transition from community college to four-year institutions seamlessly and with greater success.
Xavier University of Louisiana has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to do just that.
The grant will help support initiatives designed to expand the university’s community college pipeline and to establish a new summer bridge program.
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The grant will fund ongoing university efforts to engage and enroll more community college students by streamlining its transfer administrative process, clarifying course and major requirements, and reducing any course-related hindrances to graduating in four-years.
It will also fund a new pilot summer immersion program, Mellon Humanities Summer Scholars Initiative at Xavier, which will provide potential community college transfer students an opportunity to “test drive” the university prior to matriculating.