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Santa Rosa Junior College receives $2.8 million federal grant to bolster campus life for Latino students

September 27, 2020

Thousands of Latino students who enroll at Santa Rosa Junior College each year soon could be attending an institution more attuned to their cultural and socioeconomic realities thanks to a federal grant some faculty think could transform their campus experiences.

SRJC received a five year, $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to pay for a host of new programs designed to improve college completion rates and transfer rates for a demographic that now represents 38% of its student population. In 2012, Latino students made up 25% of the enrollment.

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