CLC named one of top community colleges
For the third time, Central Lakes College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.
The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
The Aspen Institute identified the top 150 community colleges through an assessment of institutional performance, improvement and equity on student retention and completion measures.
Ten finalists will be named in fall 2014. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data, including employment and earnings data from states and transfer data from the National Student Clearinghouse.
A distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner and a few finalists with distinction in early 2015.