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October 5, 2018

OCC Awarded More Than $2 Million For Title III Programs

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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

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