A Stronger Washington
For Brandon Degarimore, college was just part of the story. The June 2016 Green River College graduate used his time in school to take the classes he needed to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology: Software Development. He also used the time to go above and beyond his classroom requirements.
Merrill Williams is blazing new trails in her life thanks to personal dedication and higher education opportunities.
Bryan Daniels is on track to graduate with a bachelor of applied science (BAS) from Clover Park Technical College.
This month, five Washington community colleges -- including Everett -- won $2.5 million in grant money to change the way they advise college students. (The other winners were South Seattle College, Pierce College, Peninsula College in Port Angeles and South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.)
Colleges in the same region often view each other as competitors, whether on the athletics field or in the admissions office. But the nine colleges in Pierce County, Wash., see each other as the opposite: collaborators.
College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) select five colleges to receive Guided Pathways implementation grants totaling $2.5 million over five years.
Washington state ranks in the top five for the percentage of its students who receive an associate degree and then go on to complete a bachelor's, a new study shows.