Top 150 recognition makes college eligible for 2017 Aspen Prize
Last week Highline College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The honor gives Highline the chance to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.
“Being recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation reflects Highline’s innovative efforts to support student access and attainment,” said Dr. Jack Bermingham, president of Highline College. “My colleagues take great pride in their success in making a difference in the lives of our students, working together every day to create equitable and inclusive opportunities.
” The Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. It recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students.More ›