About Pathway to the Baccalaureate
Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a consortium of 10 educational institutions in Northern Virginia -- K-12 public school systems, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University – who have joined forces to provide a seamless web of support to selected students as they pursue a four-year college degree, beginning with the transition from high school, through NOVA, to George Mason or another university. Pathway has emerged as an award-winning program model that has demonstrated remarkable outcomes in college readiness, access, success and completion.
- Breaking News: Pathway named 2016 Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level by the Excelencia in Education Foundation
- Pathway featured in April 2014 Washington Post Magazine as "NOVA's Extraordinary Pipeline to College"
- National study highlights Pathway’s success:
A case study by the New America Foundation, Pathway to the Baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed, hails Pathway innovative service model
What Students Say
“Pathway has given me a sense of hope about college.”
NOVA, sophomore, biology major
“The Pathway Program propelled me far in my academic career.”
Howard University, senior, pre-medical studies
Message From the Former President
“If we’re going to be competitive globally we need a greater percentage of people going to college. It just so happens the majority of the people coming down the pipeline do not have a college-going tradition.”
Robert Templin Jr.
Former NOVA President
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Pathway NewsSeptember 2016: Pathway selected as 2016 Example of Excelencia at the Associate Level by Excelencia in Education Foundation
May 2016: Pathway student Shahrozia Imtiaz awarded prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
April 2016: Pathway featured in American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center
March 2015 and 2016: Pathway named finalist in Greater Washington Innovation Awards
January 2015: Pathway named finalist in Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Awards
September 2014: Pathway featured in NPR With Good Reason broadcast
April 2014: Pathway featured in Christian Science Monitor
April 2014: Pathway featured in Washington Post Magazine