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.
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 month 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…1 month ago 4 0
RT @JohnBKing: Encouraging progress at selective colleges participating in American Talent Initiative toward goal of enrolling 50,000 more…1 month ago 4 0
RT @DanPorterfield: Huge American Talent Initiative announcement today: After two years, our member colleges have increased lower-income en…1 month 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 #ActivateTalent1 month ago 3 17
New report: The American Talent Initiative is on track to reach its goal to enroll 50,000 additional low- and moderate-income students by 2025. #ActivateTalent month ago 5 15
Are you or someone you know the next Georgia Lorenz? Apply or nominate for the Aspen Presidential Fellowship today! Applications due December 14: @SeminoleState month ago 1 5
Do you envision yourself leading a community college to achieve stronger outcomes for students? Apply or nominate for the Aspen Presidential Fellowship Today! @AmarilloCollege month ago 4 9
What steps can community colleges take to evolve and become more effective and inclusive for all students? We’re discussing now. months ago 0 1
At 3:30 ET, we'll discuss the talent in our nation's community colleges with @ECMCFoundation, @RoadtripNation & other partners. Tune in! #CommCollegeRoadtrip months ago 2 4