Student Success: Path, REAL and Summer Bridge
Donor support makes the following student success programs possible:
The Path Scholarship Program, which began in 2012, demonstrates how the NCC Foundation helps increase student success. Based on past success, Path 2.0 was launched in 2017. Participants receive individual coaching as well as a grant for full tuition and fees. When compared with a control group, students in the initial Path cohorts consistently demonstrated higher graduation rates, grade point averages, and course completion rates – 90% graduated from NCC and 81% have either completed their bachelor’s degree or are still in school.
REAL (Reaching Excellent Academic Levels) is a hands-on program designed to increase college achievement and completion. Students meet bi-weekly with the Program Coordinator and participate in the REAL Mentoring Matters program. Participants have regular tutoring in math and English and attend workshops designed to bring their awareness to the skills and mindset needed for success.
The Summer Bridge Math Program provides a free, two-week math intensive for incoming freshman who have registered at NCC and received low math scores on the placement test. This past year, 72% of the students finishing the program had immediate savings in time and money through increasing their placement to either the 4-credit remedial mathematics course or to a college level mathematics course. This was the highest percentage the program has accomplished in its history.
“Being an active member of the REAL program has affected my academic performance in a positive manner because of the regular meetings I have with my advisor and student mentor.”