Colleges Named Finalists for Aspen Prize

The Aspen Institute announced the top 10 finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Tuesday. The award, which is given out every other year, recognizes two-year colleges that are high achieving and improving. Each college must demonstrate achievement in student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings for graduates, and access and success for minority and low-income students.

The winner of the prize will be announced in March and will receive $1 million. The prize is funded by the Joyce Foundation, the Siemens Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

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