The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Broward College one of the Top Ten finalists for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges.

This is Broward College’s fourth time as an Aspen Prize finalist. In 2017, Broward College was honored as a Finalist with Distinction. The Aspen Prize finalists are selected from more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide in a process that includes qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions that achieve strong student outcomes across four key areas: teaching and learning, degree completion and successful transfer to four-year institutions, success in the workforce, and equitable outcomes for diverse student groups.

For the rest of 2020, the Aspen Institute will work with a team of national experts to complete a rigorous review process to determine the eventual winner of the prize. This encompasses a comprehensive examination of outcomes data as well as multi-day virtual site visits to each of the finalist institutions. The winner will be announced at a May 2021 event in Washington, D.C.