Viterbo receives largest grant in school history

Viterbo University is celebrating one of the largest grants in school history.

The university was award $2,000,000 from the Department of Education to improve student success.  The money will be used to bring in new technology  and staff to the school.

It will help out in collecting student data, advising, and student support for students having trouble finishing their degrees.

“The whole goal of the $2,000,000 grant is to help students graduate from college, obviously it’s what we’re trying to do here. The resources go to more support for students struggling and helping that transition to college and engaging them in more high impact practices that we know make a difference in helping students succeed,” said Glena Temple from the university.

More than 40 percent of undergraduate students at the university are first-generation college students.