Northeast chosen for elite education program

NORFOLK -- Northeast Community College is one of 25 colleges across the U.S. selected to participate in a program meant to improve student career paths:  Columbia University's Summer 2021 Institute; Guided Pathways at Rural Colleges: Using Data to Launch Large-Scale Reform.

It is meant to help students chose and focus on a specific career path as soon as they enter college. President Leah Barrett said it was a competitive process to be chosen, but worth it.

"It's important to us because we want to make sure that our students get through college as quickly as possible," she said.

Students will enter college choosing their major. She said this will end up saving students money, too.

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