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Strengthening Student Success at Clark State Community College is a comprehensive plan that solves significant institutional problems affecting academic programs, institutional management and fiscal stability.

Title III is a program administered by the United States Department of Education (ED). According to ED: "Funds may be used for planning, faculty development and establishing endowment funds. Administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs also are supported. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance and student services." Learn more at the U.S. Department of Education.



  • Improve the persistence and success of students; and
  • Decrease the time it takes for students to graduate.

Outcomes are to reach Ohio state averages:

  • Improve the rate of retention for students needing to take both math and English remedial courses from 37 to 42 percent;
  • Increase the percentage of credits successfully completed from 73 to 77 percent;
  • Double the percentage of transfer students who earn their degree by the end of their third year from 7 to 14 percent; and
  • Decrease the time it takes for technical program students to graduate from 4.5 to 4.0 years.

The comprehensive implementation strategy will strengthen student engagement, continuous improvement and student learning. Strategies to strengthen student engagement include expanding orientation and first year experience options and implementing customer relationship management software. Strategies to strengthen continuous improvement include using student and faculty surveys, data mining and best practices research. Strategies to strengthen student learning include implementing assessment management software and providing faculty development.

We invite you to check this website often for updates on the Title III project and activities.

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