Rutgers is expanding its program that helps transform lives by giving former prisoners a chance to earn a college degree.
Since its inception in 2005, the Mountainview program has enrolled 100 former inmates at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. They have graduated at a rate of 73.3 percent – slightly below the university’s six-year graduation rate of 77 percent for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees. The program’s graduates have an overall 3.1 grade point average, with one former inmate having attained a perfect 4.0.
Twenty-five have earned bachelor’s degrees, five have earned master’s degrees and 49 remain active students.
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