The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) receives the 2015 Leah Meyer Austin Award jointly with Patrick Henry Community College.
Institutional transformation did not happen overnight at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). And it did not happen by chance. As the largest provider of higher education in the region, CCBC takes the responsibility for student success seriously, and has committed to making college work for all learners.
That commitment was put to the test when CCBC came to the stark realization that most of its students were not advancing to and through gateway courses and academic programs. From 2007 to 2011, CCBC experienced dramatic increases in enrollments, upwards of 36 percent. With these increases came more students who were less prepared, more diverse, and more at-risk of dropping out. And these challenges disproportionately impacted African-American students.
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