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 @DenninMichael: When she took part in UCDC, @UCIrvine student Daijanique Joseph used her free time to take local low-income students to…4 days ago 1 0
RT @DanPorterfield: "Increasing educational attainment critical to social mobility and America’s economic competitiveness" wri…1 week ago 15 0
RT @UNC: With a goal to double the size of the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, @ChancellorFolt believes #UNC can strengthen i…1 week ago 6 0
We ALL benefit when colleges expand access for lower-income students. @JoshWyner and @MartinKurzweil explain how enrollment in selective colleges remains highly inequitable, and the status quo leaves too many behind. #ActivateTalent weeks ago 6 5
RT @Princeton: "It's so important for prospective students, and particularly first-generation college students, to know that they belong at…2 weeks ago 17 0
For many talented community college students, completing a bachelor’s degree from a top 4-year institution could expand their chances of success, says @JoshWyner in yesterday's @WashingtonPost feature on transfer. weeks ago 8 15
The American Talent Initiative strives to #ActivateTalent for more promising #communitycollege transfers with @nleesanchez & @KaplanEdFdn in @forbes Read more: weeks ago 2 5
ATI schools & 2-year institution reps gathered in DC on Friday to discuss how we can work together to increase community college transfer to ATI institutions. @BloombergDotOrg @IthakaSR #ActivateTalent Read more: weeks ago 3 10
A panel of two- and four-year college and university presidents, including @EtownPresident, @GeorgeMasonU, @NOVA_Prez, @drkastout, & moderator @AdamHSays, met today to discuss how community college transfer can work to serve lower-income students #ActivateTalent weeks ago 14 38
RT @DanPorterfield: We need to work collectively to "make sure that all high school students have the preparation and opportunities necessa…1 month ago 17 0