2017 Aspen Prize Finalists and Past Winners

From over 1,000 community colleges in the nation, Aspen identifies the top 10 that achieve strong student success outcomes in learning, completion, labor market, and equity. Click below to learn more about the 2017 finalist institutions.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Northeast Community College

Broward College

Odessa College

Chaffey College

Pasadena City College

Indian River State College

San Jacinto College

Lake Area Technical Institute

West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Winners
2017 Lake Area Technical Institute (Watertown, SD)
2015 Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
2013 Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
2013 Walla Walla Community College (Walla Walla, WA)
2011 Valencia College (Orlando, FL)
Finalists with Distinction
2017 Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2017 Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
2015, 2013, 2011 Lake Area Technical Institute (Watertown, SD)
2015, 2011 West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Paducah, KY)
2013 Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn, NY)
2011 Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)
“Rising Star” – Award for Rapid Student Improvement
2017 Odessa College (Odessa, TX)
2017 San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
2015 Kennedy-King College (Chicago, IL)
Finalists
2017 Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, MN)
2017 Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
2017 Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE)
2017 Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
2017, 2013 West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Paducah, KY)
2015, 2013 Brazosport College (Lake Jackson, TX)
2015 El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
2015 Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY)
2015 Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
2015 Olympic College (Bremerton, WA)
2015 Renton Technical College (Renton, WA)
2013 Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2013 College of the Ouachitas (Malvern, AR)
2013 Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
2013 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Cumberland, KY)
2011 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS)
2011 Mott Community College (Flint, MI)
2011 Northeast Iowa Community College – Calmar (Calmar, IA)
2011 Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
2011 Southwest Texas Junior College (Uvalde, TX)