Across the country, efforts are growing to build a community college pipeline that will help students transition from community college to four-year institutions seamlessly and with greater success.

Xavier University of Louisiana has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to do just that.

The grant will help support initiatives designed to expand the university's community college pipeline and to establish a new summer bridge program.

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The grant will fund ongoing university efforts to engage and enroll more community college students...

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