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Program Excellence Award given to QCC’s Gateway to College

March, 2017

Gateway to College at Quinsigamond Community College is one of only eight programs nationwide to receive a Program Excellent Award for the Academic Year 2015/16.  QCC Gateway to College attained all four performance benchmarks in each category: first term grades, one year persistence, two year persistence and graduation rate. It is the network leader in two year persistence and three year graduation rates as well.

This program was first established at QCC in March 2012, with their first group of students graduating in December of 2012. Since then, they have graduated over 60 students with another 20 graduating this Spring.

They continue to serve approximately 50-60 students from the Worcester County area each year and the program continues to thrive as it helps impact the most vulnerable students to achieve their educational goals.

Gateway was developed from a proven early college model that reconnects struggling students with their education. The program serves students between the ages of 16 and 20 and enables them to complete their high school diploma requirements while attending Quinsigamond Community College. Credits are transferred to a partnering high school's transcript each semester, and students supplement their coursework with career exploration, transfer opportunities and support from a small cohort of peers and advisors. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact them directly at 508.854.7587 or email gtcinfo [at] qcc.mass.edu