College Excellence Program

2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence


On March 19, 2013 the Aspen Institute announced the Co-Winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize, Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Community College (WA), and two finalists-with-distinction, Kingsborough Community College - CUNY (NY) and Lake Area Technical Institute (SD). To learn more on how the winner was chosen, click here.

Read our 2013 Publication featuring the 2013 Co-Winners Santa Barbara City College and Walla Walla Community College and two finalists-with-distinction. Click here.

For millions of Americans, community colleges provide an essential pathway to well-paying jobs and continuing higher education. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors those institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate.