Advancing college student success.

The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices and leadership that significantly improve student learning, completion, and employment after college—especially for the growing population of students of color and low-income students on American campuses.

Our Supporters

The Aspen College Excellence Program deeply appreciates our funding partners,
without whom our work would not be possible.

As indicated on the program pages that follow, each partner listed above supports different strands of the Aspen College Excellence Program’s work.
RT @Princeton: Why is it important to focus on 1st-Gen/Low-income students? “In America, talent deserves the opportunity to rise. We can lo…3 days ago 25 0
On Feb. 17, @DanPorterfield will join #PrincetonU President Eisgruber to discuss access and opportunity for #firstgen, low income students. RSVP to watch it live: #FGLI19 #ActivateTalent days ago 2 7
Thanks, @wpnick, for highlighting the American Talent Initiative's progress and concrete steps members are taking to increase socioeconomic diversity on campus! #ActivateTalent @SpelmanCollege @UMich @Illinois_Alma2 weeks ago 0 2
.@virginia_tech President Tim Sands joined nearly 100 presidents & institutional representatives at ATI's 2019 Presidential Summit earlier this week. Read more about Virginia Tech's commitment to low- and moderate-income students: weeks ago 1 2
We’re proud to join nearly 100 presidents and provosts from across the nation today at the 2019 American Talent Initiative Presidential Summit, working together to increase college access & success for students regardless of income. #ActivateTalent weeks ago 0 24
ATI's 108 members are committed to strengthening their institutions & our nation by improving access & opportunity in higher education for talented students, regardless of their income or zip code. @monlevy_ @SpelmanCollege @Illinois_Alma #ActivateTalent months ago 2 6
RT @AspenInstitute: In just 2 years, members of the American Talent Initiative have helped 7,291 more low- and moderate-income students enr…2 months ago 4 0
RT @JohnBKing: Encouraging progress at selective colleges participating in American Talent Initiative toward goal of enrolling 50,000 more…2 months ago 4 0
RT @DanPorterfield: Huge American Talent Initiative announcement today: After two years, our member colleges have increased lower-income en…2 months ago 8 0
“A major push to increase enrollment of lower-income students at the nation’s top colleges and universities is showing some early signs of success.” Read more about ATI's progress: @melissakorn #ActivateTalent2 months ago 3 17