Students at the University of Arkansas Hope- Texarkana may see a boost in their success rates.
The US Department of Education awards UAHT a $2.1 million grant. School officials say the money will be used to improve retention and graduation of students. They also plan to create an advising center to mentor students.
“Advising is currently done primarily by faculty. That will still be the case. Students will start will professionally trained advisors. That will then move them into content areas as they progress in their education,” said John Hollis, UAHT.
This is the largest grant the school has ever received and will be awarded over the course of five years.