The retention of students and their educational success remains the primary goal at Muskegon Community College, where programs and initiatives throughout the year are designed to help MCC students to commit, continue and complete their respective academic degree or certificate paths.
Here are some recent MCC accomplishments through the college’s Achieving the Dream initiative:
New Student Orientation – Between fall 2010 and winter 2014, participation in New Student Orientation increased by over 34%. Over that time the fall-to-winter persistence rate jumped from 77% to 82% for NSO participants, compared to a decrease of 73% to 72% for students who did not attend.
College Success Seminar – Between 2010 and 2013 the average first-term GPA of students who completed CSS 100 increased from 2.74 to 3.09.
Developmental Education – The Fast-Track accelerated math program was introduced in 2011. Since that time, students who place in the lowest level of developmental math and enroll in the Fast-Track option are more than twice as likely to pass a college-level math course than those who take the non-accelerated path.
To learn more, contact Sally Birkam, Dean of Student Success, Student Life Office, at (231) 777-0216.