Here’s some good news about Truckee Meadows Community College:
Truckee Meadows Community College is preparing for its third Success First Summer Bridge program this summer. Funded by federal grants and private support, Summer Bridge is a five-week program that provides a college-prep opportunity to low-income, first-generation college students by providing a smooth transition from high school or work to college. Last year the retention rate for students in this program was 95% (summer 2011), and persistence from the summer to the fall semester was 96%, higher than the college average.
In 2011, Truckee Meadows Community College joined Complete College America in its mission to graduate more students. After pledging to help more than 1,000 students earn a college degree or certificate, Truckee Meadows Community College became the institution with the highest increase of completers in Nevada, exceeding this goal by 22 percent.
Truckee Meadows Community College has doubled its graduation rate in the last three years. However, the college has set a goal to be at or above the national average in the next two years. Degree attainment remains a goal.
Truckee Meadows Community College is working to improve delivery of applied industrial technology programs. The college is applying for federal grants to support this initiative by renovating and expanding the Truckee Meadows Community College IGT Applied Industrial Technology Center.