The College received a continuing grant award of $1,420,800 from the USDOE through 2020 to further the work of the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, which is intended to improve college readiness for disadvantaged students in grades 6-12. The College’s TRiO-ETS program was initiated in 2005 and is currently serving over 600 students.
RCC program director, Janet Basney said, “Participants in the program have a 99 percent persistence rate in high school enrollment,” and the students targeted by RCC have a post-secondary enrollment rate of 79 percent compared to the average rate of 45 percent reported by the state DOE.
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