Community colleges receive awards from Achieving the Dream

Designations for making positive impacts on student success and achievement have been awarded by Achieving the Dream.  This year, 19 community colleges have earned such designation, including Grand Rapids Community College.  Five years ago, less than 28% of students completed developmental English requirements after two years.  After implementing FastTrack—an accelerated dev ed program enabling students to progress to college-level coursework faster—more than 45% of students are now ready for college English; almost 79% of students who enter FastTrack complete the program.

The remaining 18 community colleges are:

Source:  The Collegiate Live


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