“We help to make a smooth transition to one of our campuses to complete their degrees. They are well prepared after starting here. We try to get them to know how to be a good and prepared student,” Jones said. “There has been more than 1,000 non-traditional students to come through the PULL program, with 328 transitioning to other campuses and 48 have graduated with degrees or certificates.”
The average PULL student is a 20 to 24 African-American female followed by the Caucasian female of the same age. The males show similar statistics.
There were several investors that made contributions towards the current Ivy Tech-PULL campus location and included City of Elkhart, Elkhart Black Expo, Housing Authority City of Elkhart, Indiana General Assembly, Ivy Tech, Northern Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Sister Virginia’s Basic Adult Education Center, South Central Ullery Development Association and Workforce Development Sources.