Northland Pioneer College: Creating a path from high school through college

Arizona ranks first in the country in steepest cuts to higher education budgets. Arizona legislators are making the most dramatic cuts to community colleges, at a time when nationally, community colleges are being asked to provide more workforce training and access for students to enter higher education.

Moreover, the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathway mandates forced NPC to measurably strengthen ties with high schools to advance persistence and graduation rates.

In response to these challenges, President Jeanne Swarthout, rapidly prioritized a set of initiatives aimed at effectively demonstrating and publicly promoting student- and program-based outcomes to key stakeholders.

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