Congratulations to the 150 U.S. community colleges eligible for the 2025 Aspen Prize!
The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.
Applications are open for the next cohort of the Rising Presidents Fellowship!
Applications are open now until December 11. Click here to apply!
Announcing the first cohort of Aspen Presidents Fellows
The College Excellence Program is proud to introduce the inaugural cohort of presidents selected for the 2023-24 Aspen Presidents Fellowship. They are among the nation's most promising community college leaders—committed to taking risks, building partnerships, and setting a bold vision to advance equitable student outcomes.
“My community college changed my life.”
Students at the 2021 Aspen Prize finalist institutions share how they have been set up for success.