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Portmont College at Mount St. Mary's: College and career success for students with the will, but not the way.
Mount St. Mary's is an accredited, private, nonprofit college in Los Angeles that has delivered values-based education since 1925. U.S. News & World Report ranks "The Mount" as a Top 20 Regional University in the West.
Now, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and other leading philanthropic organizations,Portmont offers Mount St. Mary's top quality education — at one-fifth the cost:
Flexible: Online associate's degree programs that fit students' lives
Limitless: Seamless transfers to over 60 Bachelor's programs at top universities
Relevant: Project-based learning plus 21st century career skills
We aim to achieve completion rates up to four times higher than community college by providing the best student support in the U.S. Portmont was explicitly designed to integrate best practices in college persistence from around the country in a single, comprehensive model. Our design is inspired and informed by leading innovators in higher education, including InsideTrack, iMentor, YearUp, YouthBuild, and The Posse Foundation, and we strive to create a holistic solution greater than the sum of its parts.
And we look beyond graduation: To bridge the gap between education and employment, Portmont works with employer partners nationwide to define, teach, and measure skills for lifelong career success: Teamwork, problem solving, effective communication, critical thinking, work ethic, and learning to learn. Employers value these skills so muchwe report mastery on students' official transcripts — and we're the only college in the US that does.
"A game-changer... Portmont has the potential to help thousands of motivated students."– Bill Gates