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Developing a Community College Student Roadmap

From Entrance to Engagement in Educational Achievement and Success


Developing a Community College Student Roadmap is designed to help community colleges create robust and proactive programs of academic support—tied to expected learning outcomes—that engage students at entrance and teach them, from the outset, how to become active partners in their own quest for educational success.

The Roadmap Project began in 2010 with twelve leadership institutions poised to become national models in supporting student success. With phase two, beginning in January, 2013, the project is expanding its network to include twenty-two select community colleges that are working to take what are often isolated and independent student success efforts and create integrated roadmaps to support both student persistence and higher levels of academic achievement.

Project Activities and Tools for Student Success

LEAP Campus ToolkitSee tools for student success and follow the Roadmap Project as it unfolds at the LEAP Campus Toolkit.

Roadmap Phase Two

With continued funding from MetLife Foundation, the Roadmap Project has identified ten new community colleges to serve as leadership institutions in phase two of the project. Through a competitive selection process, these institutions demonstrated a focus on improving student learning outcomes and creating pathways to student success through evidence-based interventions and programs. The project activities for phase two will initially stretch over a six-month period beginning January 2013.

Press Releases

January 7, 2013 -- Ten Community Colleges Chosen to Join AAC&U Roadmap Project Supported by MetLife Foundation

August 12, 2010 -- AAC&U Project, Funded by MetLife Foundation, Will Support and Expand Effective Student Success Strategies at Community Colleges

April 5, 2010 -- Association of American Colleges and Universities Receives Grant from MetLife Foundation to Advance Academic Support for Improved Educational Achievement for Community College Students

For more information, contact Tia McNair ( at 202-884-0808.

This project is made possible by a grant from MetLife Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation and its grant programs, visit