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Comprehensive College Readiness and Success Models for 60x30TX (CRSM)


Program Purpose and Award List 2016

The purpose of the Comprehensive College Readiness and Success Models for 60x30TX (CRSM) is to award "funding based on students served" grants that support scaling and enhancing comprehensive strategies and activities to accomplish the priorities of the agency for achieving the goals and targets of the new higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX. 43 institutions submitted applications and 15 were selected as grantees. To receive funding, eligible applicants were required to demonstrate experience with one or more of the following instructional models and a plan to scale and enhance the model(s) to benefit more students.

Gateway Course Completion models (for college ready students)
Acceleration models (for underprepared students pursuing academic programs)
Integrated Career Pathways models (for underprepared students pursuing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs)

Gateway Course Completion models require institutes to identify courses that have a high rate of failure or

  • Complete
  • withdrawal and increase student success by integrating research-based practices into these courses and the institution. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Gateway Course Completion model:

    McLennan Community College
    Texas Southmost College
    Texas State Technical College - Waco
    University of North Texas - Dallas

    For additional information regarding Gateway Course Completion models, contact terri.daniels@thecb.state.tx.us

    Acceleration models require institutions to accelerate underprepared students through the developmental education sequence by enrolling students in co-requisite options resulting in successful completion of the college course in one semester. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Acceleration model:

    Amarillo College
    Kilgore College
    Palo Alto College
    University of Houston - Downtown
    Sam Houston State University
    San Jacinto Community College District
    Texas State Technical College - Waco

    For additional information regarding Acceleration models, contact kathy.zarate@thecb.state.tx.us.  

    Integrated Career Pathways models require institutions to provide integrated career pathway instructional and student support services to ensure that enrolled students complete CERT 1 credential programs. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Integrated Career Pathways model:

    Amarillo College
    Clarendon College
    Dallas County Community College District
    Del Mar College
    Galveston College
    McLennan Community College
    South Texas College

    For additional information regarding Integrated Career Pathways models, contact linda.munoz@thecb.state.tx.us.


    Over $3.5M of funding will support these two-year projects to serve more than 5,600 students directly and build sustainable structures to ensure future student success in support of 60x30TX goals.

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