Prison Education Initiative

Jackson College provides full degrees to incarcerated students in partnership with the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Along with grant programs and a self-pay program, since 2012 Jackson College has educated nearly 1,000 incarcerated students.  In June of 2016, Jackson College was awarded the largest allotment, 1,305 possible Pell grants, among the 69 colleges and universities chosen to be part of the Experimental Sites Initiative, the Second Chance Pell Grant.  College instructors teach in ten facilities across the state, using curricula and assessments that align with those taught at any other Jackson College location.    

A full 93% of students pass their courses and 75% make the Dean's List.  The first class of graduates celebrated their college degrees in July 2016.  Currently more than 700 are taking classes in an incarcerated setting.


ID 16406

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16406, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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