Affordable College PBC Targets Upstate NY Community Colleges with New Success Fund

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Entrepreneurial Community College Leaders find a new resource for their community colleges to help them increase readiness, enrollment, retention, and transfer rates on campus in 2018-2019.

Community College Student Success

We’re investing in Upstate NY community colleges because we believe in their importance in reaching the region’s college completion and economic development goals over the next decade and beyond.

The Affordable College Public Benefit Corporation, a B Corp founded to help community college students afford and attain a bachelor’s degree announced a new Community College Success Fund for the 2018-2019 academic year for Upstate NY Community Colleges. The funding will provide financial support for Community Colleges to increase enrollment, readiness, retention and transfer rates. Upstate NY’s Community Colleges help tens of thousands of students save millions of dollars on bachelor’s degrees annually, raising their earning potential and increasing their employability, while increasing prosperity and improving equity throughout the region.

As part of its mission as a B Corp, The Affordable College Public Benefit Corporation contributes a percentage of its revenue to funding community college success. Mohawk Valley Community College is the latest beneficiary of the new funding. Mohawk Valley Community College President Randall VanWagoner, Ph.D., has accessed this new funding for success initiatives while also continuing his support of entrepreneurial activity in the region. “Collaborating with Affordable College adds entrepreneurial energy at MVCC helping us reach more prospective MVCC students and then helping more of those students succeed. We recognize the value of having entrepreneurs working alongside us to sustain and grow the MVCC and Upstate New York region.”

Affordable College Founder, Sean O’Brien, said, “Students should expect outsized returns from their investment in higher education, the kind of returns Upstate NY community colleges provide because of their quality and affordability. We’re investing in Upstate NY community colleges because we believe in their importance in reaching the region’s college completion and economic development goals over the next decade and beyond.”

Community Colleges interested in the funding for the 2018-2019 academic year can inquire about it between now and July 1, 2018 at http://www.affordablecollege.org/success

About The Affordable College Public Benefit Corporation

The Affordable College Public Benefit Corporation is a B Corp founded to help more students afford and attain a high-quality degree, certificate or credential through its community college success platform. Its Community College Success Fund provides financial support for community colleges to increase readiness, enrollment, retention, and transfer. For more information, visit http://affordablecollege.org.

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