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South Texas College Named Among Nation’s Top 150 Community Colleges by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Among those selected was South Texas College.

The prize is awarded every two years and is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.

The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

The 150 community colleges that were named are eligible to compete for the 2019 Prize. The community colleges were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide using publicly available data on student outcomes. Located in 39 states in urban, rural, and suburban areas, serving as few as 300 students and as many as 95,000 students, these colleges represent the diversity and depth of the community college sector.