Broward College Named Among Ten Finalists for 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
You must have heard by now that Broward College was again selected as one of the Top Ten Colleges to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize. The $1 million prize recognizes excellence in community college student success and the winner will be announced in March.
What does this mean for our students?
The Aspen Prize is the nation’s highest recognition of achievement and performance in America’s community colleges and is sought after by more than 1,000 public colleges, nationally. The Aspen Institute evaluates these institutions on their outcomes in student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
This award is important for many reasons, but for Broward College students it reaffirms to your future employers that you received your education from one of the best higher education institutions in the country. This will immediately differentiate you from other applicants with similar degrees from other institutions as they consider your own significant academic achievements.
What these awards help us to accomplish
Broward College has a record of excellence. The College was also named a 2017 Aspen Prize Finalist-with-Distinction and a 2013 Aspen
Top Ten Finalist. The goal is to continue earning these types of awards not only to gain recognition for our students but to enhance our programs and available scholarships.
When the College receives prize funding, it also allows us to increase student resources without increasing fees or tuition. For instance, the College used the $100,000 prize from being named a 2017 Aspen Prize Finalist-with-Distinction to fund new and innovative faculty projects that enhance classroom teaching and learning techniques. This helps to make high-quality, easily-accessible education is available to everyone, regardless of their financial status.
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