College Excellence Program
What Colleges Do Matters.
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices and leadership that significantly improve student learning, completion, and employment after college—especially for the growing population of students of color and low-income students on American campuses.
Our Projects and Programs
The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program actively works to improve student outcomes through research, the development of tools and other materials, and highly visible programs like the Aspen Prize, the Aspen Presidential Fellowship, and Siemens Technical Scholars. Our definition of student success covers four key areas: learning, completion, labor market outcomes, and equity.