CCC2NAU 2014-15 cohort largest ever

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The award-winning Coconino Community College university transition program, CCC2NAU, has had its largest cohort since the program began in 2008.

According to information from Northern Arizona University, 536 CCC students applied to the CCC2NAU program for the 2014-15 academic year. That is up from 417 in 2013-14, and 444, in 2012-13. As of Fall 2014, 104 students in the program have graduated from NAU with a baccalaureate.

CCC2NAU has become a state and national model for seamlessly transitioning community college students to a four-year university. The program has served more than 2,200 students, compared to a starting cohort of 15 in 2008. The CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.

“The things students constantly say they appreciate are cost savings, smaller class sizes and advising,” said Robin Long, CCC2NAU Manager.

The advising, Long added, offers clarification to students on what they want to achieve by customizing “pathways” to NAU for the individual. Additionally, the advisors who are housed at CCC have longevity with the college and have thorough knowledge of policies and degree offerings at both schools.

As a result, the success rate of the program in 2013-14 — which refers to CCC2NAU students still at CCC, or at NAU or graduated — was 95 percent. The year prior, the success rate was 86 percent.

Students interested in applying to CCC2NAU should apply to both CCC and NAU by going to: https://www.coconino.edu/apply-now and https://nau.edu/ccc2nau. There is no application fee. All first-time students must attend a mandatory information session and meet with a CCC2NAU advisor to map out an academic plan. Call 928.226.4257.

There are now 18 2NAU programs around the state, but CCC2NAU was the first.

About Coconino Community College

Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 60 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business.

Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 10,000 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

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