Aspen lists 150 top colleges

The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence has announced 150 colleges contending for the $1 million prize. The eligible institutions hail from 37 states. Texas, Florida, Kansas and Mississippi are especially well represented.

Colleges are judged on students’ persistence, completion and transfer rates, consistent improvement in outcomes over time and equity in outcomes for students of all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ten finalists will be announced in the fall and the winner will be named in early 2015.

Aspen’s Josh Wyner discusses community college excellence.