On Tuesday, the Aspen Institute announced the finalists for the 2019 Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million prize is the nation’s most recognized mark of excellence among community colleges, and is awarded every two years to honor schools that are leading the way in achieving student success. Emsi congratulates the 10 finalists!
- Alamo Colleges District (Palo Alto College) – San Antonio, TX
- Broward College – Fort Lauderdale, FL
- CUNY Kingsborough Community College – Brooklyn, NY
- Indian River State College – Fort Pierce, FL
- Miami Dade College – Miami, FL
- Mitchell Technical Institute – Mitchell, SD
- Odessa College – Odessa, TX
- Pasadena City College – Pasadena, CA
- Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom – Lakewood, WA
- San Jacinto College – Pasadena, TX
We are thrilled to see six of our current clients make the cut, and to see three other finalists who have worked with Emsi on consulting projects!
That means 9 of 10 finalists have used various Emsi solutions to address needs ranging from program review and alumni outcome tracking to student success and demonstrating their value to the local community. These colleges are effectively leveraging data to power student success and to better serve their communities. That’s why we’re excited and proud to work with them!
Lessons From Past Winners
Emsi has also had the privilege of working with three of the past five Aspen Award winners. Check out their stories below:
- Behind the 2015 Aspen Award: Career Coach’s Role in Driving Completion and Placement at Santa Fe College
- Industry-Led, Data-Informed Higher Ed at Walla Walla (co-winner of 2013 Aspen Prize)
- Telling the Story of Valencia College’s Impact in Central Florida (winner of the inaugural Aspen Prize)
You can learn more about the Aspen Prize selection process at the foundation’s site. Or watch Josh Wyner, founder and executive director of Aspen’s College Excellence Program, talk about the characteristics of successful community colleges.
To learn more about Emsi’s solutions for higher education, please contact us or email Rob Sentz. For more insight about using data to solve problems and help students at your institution, please join us at the 2018 Emsi Conference.