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.
"Our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community are proud that Broward College is a top 10 institution and that we have been twice been recognized by the Aspen Institute as being in the top 10 percent of community colleges in America in previous years," Broward President David Armstrong said in a statement. "We are committed to continuing our work that is leading to even greater student success outcomes and to positively transforming the lives of our students and the fabric of our community."
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