NC State Expanding Community College Collaboration Program, Adding More Students and Partner Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — NC State is expanding its Community College Collaboration (C3) program, increasing the capacity for more students from more schools.

“(Community college) students should be encouraged (to apply). They don’t know what they can get into unless they try,” said Ben Falero, who began at Carolina Community College in Sanford before he was accepted in the C3 program.

The C3 program is intended for low-to-moderate-income North Carolina students who have completed high school or fewer than 30 credit hours of college work. Thanks to a $1 million-plus grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the program can now accept up to 150 students from 10 community colleges.

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