Department of Education logoThe U.S. Department of Education awarded Mesa Community College with the Foundations for Student Success (FSS)/Title III grant in the fall of 2011.
The $2 million grant – $400,000 per year for five years – is part of the Strengthening Institutions Program which helps Institutions of Higher Education to better serve low-income students.
Because improving outcomes for developmental education students has become a priority at MCC, the Foundations for Student Success grant aims to break down barriers for students in these courses.
The FSS grant objectives focus on improving the quality of developmental education programs starting with the developmental math program and moving into developmental reading and developmental English.
The focus on developmental education at MCC is one of the strategies for increasing completion rates overall. Specifically, grant priorities are related to the improvement of course completion rates and improvement of persistence and graduation rates at the college.
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.