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About the Title V Grant

Mt. SAC’s new Title V: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant, “Building Pathways of Persistence and Completion,” is a five-year, $3.2 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In education, persistence is defined as "keeping students term to term," and retention is "keeping students year to year." We aim to complete, transfer, and job place our Mt. SAC students with this innovative student support grant.

The grant’s overarching goal is to develop curriculum design models and support structures that accelerate students’ certificate completion, graduation, and/or transfer rates. The grant focuses on five integrated components critical to improving the success of Hispanic and at-risk populations as they move through Mt. SAC’s educational pipeline:
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  • Enable students to make more informed educational goals;
  • Provide support services that accelerate students into and promote retention in college-level coursework;
  • Create sustainable and scalable cohort models that move students quickly into college-level coursework and promote faster completion of certificate/ degree/transfer programs in specific disciplines;
  • Increase and enhance communication with students; and
  • Provide faculty with professional development opportunities and resources that promote student success and completion.


**Note: The grant officially ended September 30th, 2018. This site is for archive purposes only. For further information about Title V at Mt. SAC, please contact Adrienne Price, Director, Grants Office.

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