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Thousands of Roadrunners head to Crafton Hills College for start of 2019-20 school year

A new school year at Crafton Hills College kicked off Monday, August 15, with site officials welcoming close to 6,500 students to campus. The day marked new beginnings for many Roadrunners. But for those working behind-the-scenes, the start of the Fall 2019 semester signified Crafton’s community outreach efforts are paying off. “With those efforts, we continue to promote a college-going culture in our community, and this is resulting in more students choosing Crafton Hills College,” said Michelle Riggs, CHC’s new director of institutional advancement. “We are excited to welcome all of our new and returning students to campus.” There are several reasons why students choose Crafton over neighboring institutions, such as low tuition costs and smaller classroom sizes. But the addition of 15 new programs were enticing to many looking to fill jobs in the tech-based industries such as cyber security specialists and digital animation. That’s just the beginning. Crafton is expected to welcome additional Roadrunners to the “flock” in October when short-term classes start. And for students still on the fence about starting a new class or two, there’s still time to register, Riggs…

350 students taking advantage of free college Promise Program at Crafton Hills

The San Bernardino Community College District is offering a “Free Promise Program” for new high school graduates who are starting college this fall at Crafton Hills College or San Bernardino Valley College. The program provides funding for full-time college students to earn an associate degree or get a career training certificate. Students are guaranteed two years of free tuition, free textbooks, free access to a laptop, cash for college expenses, priority registration, student support, and opportunities for paid work experience. In return, students must enroll in and complete at least 12 units per semester, attend a Summer Bridge Program, participate in activities such as workshops, complete a Student Educational Plan, and meet with a counselor regularly.  There are no minimum GPA requirements to be accepted into the program, but Promise Program students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain in the program. At the end of their time at Crafton, students should be able to transfer to a four-year university such as a UC or Cal State school, where they will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in just two years, effectively having cut…

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