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Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Colorado Mountain College is in top 13% of two-year colleges

Aspen Institute LogoThe Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Colorado Mountain College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. CMC is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate.

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
  • high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students

The eligible institutions, from 37 states, and have all demonstrated strong outcomes in these areas.

 Read more about the nomination in eNews

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