Prize for Community College Excellence Recognizes Outstanding Achievements that Result in Community College Student Success
Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 11, 2019) – Broward College was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges.
The College was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.
"Broward College has now been selected to compete for this prestigious prize three times, demonstrating our continued success with academic and student-centered initiatives," said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. "Our dedicated and compassionate team of faculty, staff, advisors, counselors, and community partners work hard to provide support to the more than 60,000 students who are pursuing their dreams through education."
Broward College has earned a place on the top ten finalists' list twice, in 2016 and 2013. The College was named one of the top three community colleges in the nation when it was recognized as a Finalist with Distinction for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. To view the celebration video, visit https://youtu.be/XRC9HNSG1F0.
Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
The College will move forward to the next round of the competition for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence by submitting an application to be reviewed through a rigorous evaluation for a spot on the top ten Aspen Prize finalists list. Top ten finalists will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data. A distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner, finalist(s) with distinction, and rising star(s) in spring 2019.
About Broward College:
Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College offers certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.