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Achieving the Dream

PCCUA has been involved in Achieving the Dream (ATD) since 2007. ATD is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed and focuses on student groups that traditionally have faced significant barriers to success, including students of color and low-income students. Priorities include success in remedial education, supplemental instruction, early alert program and student success I and II. Funded by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. 

In September of 2014, PCCUA was among 16 colleges to be recertified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College.



Dr. Kent Farnsworth (core)
Dr. John Cooper (data)

2015 Annual Conference

February 9, 10, and 11
Baltimore, Maryland

Academic Update

Initiative Alignment

Institutional Impact Outline

PCCUA Effectiveness Report

ATD Outcomes

  • Successful course completion

  • Advancement from remedial to credit-bearing courses

  • Enrollment in and successful completion of gatekeeper courses

  • Enrollment from one semester to the next

  • Increase in the number of students enrolled who earn degrees and/or certificates