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Congratulations to the 2019 Aspen Award Winners!

April 3, 2019 by Remie Verougstraete

Yesterday, the Aspen Institute announced the winners of 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 higher education. A huge congratulations to the winners, rising stars, and finalists for their outstanding contributions to student success!


Rising Stars



We are honored to work with both of this year’s winners by providing labor market data for program development and career exploration tools to drive student engagement. With wins this year for Miami Dade and Indian River State, five of the past seven Aspen prize winners have been Emsi clients.

Besides the top prize winners, we’ve also worked with seven of the other eight finalists (including “rising star” Palo Alto College and the entire Alamo Colleges District) by providing solutions for everything from assessing alumni outcomes to demonstrating an institution’s economic impact.

We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work these institutions do to make data-driven decisions that serve students and prosper their communities. It’s a privilege to support their mission and contribute to their success!

Learn more about Emsi data for higher education, or contact us so we can explore the best solution for you. For more insight about using data to solve problems and help students at your institution, join us at the 2019 Emsi Conference!

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