Indiana University South Bend has received a more than $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase retention and graduation rates among low income and at-risk students. The school says the funding will cover a majority of the costs of a five-year project to improve student outcomes among Black and Hispanic students.
IUSB says the federal funds will allow it to establish an early intervention effort to integrate academic and student services through case management, enhanced faculty interaction, and peer support.
The school says it intends to increase success rates in math, science and English courses by increased tutoring and mentoring.
It also intends to create an Office of Professional Engagement to increase and support workplace experiences.