TOMS RIVER — Ocean County College has been awarded competitive grant funding in the amount of $2,241,257, to be distributed over the course of five years, as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions.
The program helps eligible institutions of higher education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
Funds will be used to:
- Enhance student success and retention through improved academic advising, expanded academic support services, and an enhanced early alert system
- Initiate academic coaching for students
- Expand degree offerings
- Improve instruction through structured and expanded faculty development opportunities on proven academic strategies and other topics responsive to the needs of the faculty and students
- Strengthen fiscal stability by increasing enrollment and retention
To learn more about Ocean County College, visit us online at www.ocean.edu.