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Maryland launches new college success initiative

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ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Higher Education Commission is launching a new initiative to support college success. The Expanding SUCCESS initiative will provide coaching, financial aid, and other resources to help students complete their degree.

The initiative is part of a collaboration between the state government, higher education institutions, and community college providers.

Governor Wes Moore said the expansion of college completion is an important part of his administration’s goal of ensuring that all Marylanders have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The initiative will be piloted at Baltimore City Community College, Prince George’s Community College, and Wor-Wic Community College, with each institution receiving $125,000 in funding. The goal of the pilot program is to gather data on student retention and degree completion rates, and then to use that data to improve the program and support students’ success.

“By moving in partnership with leaders inside and outside of government, we will help ensure that students who choose to pursue a college degree have the tools they need to succeed,” Gov. Moore said. “Together, we are building a Maryland where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and achieve.”

The Expanding SUCCESS initiative is part of the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Scaling Up College Completion Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) program, which provides targeted advising and support services to students from low-income and color backgrounds to improve their college completion and economic mobility rates.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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