$18 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Higher Education Institutions Serving Low-Income Students

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$18 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen Higher Education Institutions Serving Low-Income Students

October 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $18 million in grants to help 48 higher education institutions expand their capacity to serve low-income students.

Under the Office of Postsecondary Education's "Strengthening Institutions" program, the funds will help the schools aid their low-income students by enhancing academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.

"The President has set a goal that America will once again lead the world in college completion by the end of this decade," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These grants will support institutions serving low-income students as they work to increase college completion rates to help our country meet the President's goal."

Under the grant program, colleges and universities may use the money for a variety of purposes, including faculty development, establishing an endowment, and improving academic programs.

Among the academic programs that may be covered are innovative, customized, instruction courses that help retain students and move them rapidly into core courses and through program completion, which may include remedial education and English language instruction.

Following is a list of the grant recipients.

Office of Postsecondary Education

AK -- University of Alaska Anchorage-Kodiak College, $399,852.
AR -- John Brown University, $399,812.
AR -- University of Arkansas Community College, $399,897.
CO -- Metropolitan State Coll of Denver, $393,408.
CO -- Naropa University, $386,266.
FL -- Florida Atlantic Univ Bd of Trustees, $311,497.
FL -- Florida State College at Jacksonville, $90,851.
FL -- South Florida Community College, $400,000.
GA -- Andrew College, $399,227.
IA -- Eastern Iowa Community College, $394,791.
IA -- Iowa Western Community College, $399,994.
IA -- Northeast Iowa Community College, $399,867.
IL -- East-West University Inc., $399,925.
IL -- Southeastern Illinois College, $399,570.
IN -- University of Saint Francis, $290,897.
KY -- Madisonville Community College, $398,473.
KY -- Owensboro Community & Tech College, $400,000.
KY -- Southeast Ky Community & Tech College, $387,815.
MA -- Massbay Community College, $400,000.
MA -- Mount Wachusett Community College, $400,000.
MA -- Roxbury Community College, $397,000.
ME -- Southern Maine Community College, $305,712.
MI -- Concordia University Ann Arbor, $400,000.
MI -- Jackson Community College, $399,660.
MI -- Kirtland Community College, $400,000.
MI -- Mid Michigan Community College, $393,018.
MO -- Crowder College, $399,949.
MO -- Missouri State University, $400,000.
NC -- East Carolina University, $400,000.
NC -- Methodist University, $399,463.
NC -- Wayne Community College, $93,119.
NJ -- Cumberland County College, $399,964.
NY -- Medaille College, $400,000.
NY -- Suffolk County Community College, $399,470.
NY -- SUNY Farmingdale State College, $397,512.
NY -- SUNY Rockland Community College, $399,935.
OH -- Lourdes College, $399,960.
OR -- Columbia Gorge Community College, $400,000.
OR -- Portland Community College, $399,728.
PA -- Holy Family University, $400,000.
SC -- Tri-County Technical College, $399,413.
TX -- Northeast Texas Community College, $399,997.
TX -- Tarrant County College District, $400,000.
TX -- Weatherford College, $399,958.
VA -- Mountain Empire Community College, $382,965.
VA -- Wytheville Community College, $398,068.
WA -- South Seattle Community College, $399,641.
WA -- Walla Walla Community College, $399,954.
TOTAL -- $18,216,628.