Broward received the honor of being named one of the nation's top 10 community colleges, but it won't take home the top prize.
Santa Barbara City College in California and Walla Walla Community College tied for first place, each receiving $400,000 from the
Washington, D.C. based Aspen Institute. Broward College won't get any prize money, nor will another Florida finalist, Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
The award recognizes outstanding outcomes in learning, completition rates for degree and minority and low-income student success and employment after college. Aspen officials commended Broward College for having a minority graduation rate that's twice that of the national average.