Gates Foundation takes steps to boost community-college completion

01/9/2014 | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing $35 million over five years in the Completion by Design program, aimed at increasing community-college graduation rates at a cadre of institutions in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. The program helps provide funding for retention programs, including boot camps, enhanced remedial courses and access to academic coaches and mentors. "We can't solve all the problems, but we can do a better job of referring students to those who can help," said Kathleen Cleary, associate provost for Student Success at Sinclair Community College.

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