For Immediate Release

January 12, 2018

National Student Success Initiative

Focus on completion of certificates and degrees with market value.

Lower Columbia College is pleased to announce it has received a million dollars in grant funding to support the implementation of Guided Pathways, a national student success initiative.

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Five Colleges Selected

College Spark Washington recently selected LCC and four other colleges in the state to receive $500,000 each for the initiative. Through a legislative appropriation, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is providing matching funding, bringing the total to $1 million.

About Guided Pathways

In general, the Guided Pathways approach aims to better structure student connection, entry, progress, and completion of certificates and degrees with market value or that allow students to transfer to four-year institutions with junior standing in a major.

Meta Majors

Specific objectives of this initiative include development of Meta Majors (broad fields of interest), program/degree maps, default and predictable schedules, enhanced intake and advising practices, accelerated remediation for students who are not college ready, and multiple math pathways to better suit different types of intended careers.


Learn more:

News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College


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