LCCC Named One of the Top 120 Community Colleges in the Country for the Second Consecutive Year

{mosimage}For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

{mosimage}Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

"As Lorain County residents continue to choose LCCC to start their educations or re-tool themselves for a new career, this gives them independent verification that they’ll receive a high quality education," said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. "It also sets the bar high for us as an institution to continually strive to provide the best services and education possible."

The Aspen Institute identified the 120 community colleges – 10 percent of all institutions – using a quantitative formula that assesses performance and improvement in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates, and equity in student outcomes.  These colleges will now compete for the prestigious honor following a yearlong research process into how well their students learn, complete degrees, and get jobs with competitive wages after graduating.

A full list of the 120 community colleges is available at www.AspenCCPrize.org. Prizewinners will be announced in March 2013.

LCCC and 119 other community colleges will be winnowed to eight-to-ten finalists in September based on how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduating.

LCCC is now eligible to submit an application containing detailed data on these criteria. It must demonstrate that it delivers exceptional student results, uses data to drive decisions, and continually improves over time.

The first inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence was awarded to the 70,000-student Valencia College (Orlando, Florida) in December 2011. It was the first broad national recognition of extraordinary accomplishments at individual community colleges.

The Aspen College Excellence Program aims to identify and replicate campus-wide practices that significantly improve college student outcomes.  Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership Project and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-prize.

LCCC Named One of the Top 120 Community Colleges in the Country for the Second Consecutive Year

{mosimage}For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

{mosimage}Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

"As Lorain County residents continue to choose LCCC to start their educations or re-tool themselves for a new career, this gives them independent verification that they’ll receive a high quality education," said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. "It also sets the bar high for us as an institution to continually strive to provide the best services and education possible."

The Aspen Institute identified the 120 community colleges – 10 percent of all institutions – using a quantitative formula that assesses performance and improvement in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates, and equity in student outcomes.  These colleges will now compete for the prestigious honor following a yearlong research process into how well their students learn, complete degrees, and get jobs with competitive wages after graduating.

A full list of the 120 community colleges is available at www.AspenCCPrize.org. Prizewinners will be announced in March 2013.

LCCC and 119 other community colleges will be winnowed to eight-to-ten finalists in September based on how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduating.

LCCC is now eligible to submit an application containing detailed data on these criteria. It must demonstrate that it delivers exceptional student results, uses data to drive decisions, and continually improves over time.

The first inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence was awarded to the 70,000-student Valencia College (Orlando, Florida) in December 2011. It was the first broad national recognition of extraordinary accomplishments at individual community colleges.

The Aspen College Excellence Program aims to identify and replicate campus-wide practices that significantly improve college student outcomes.  Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership Project and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-prize.

LCCC Named One of the Top 120 Community Colleges in the Country for the Second Consecutive Year

{mosimage}For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

For the second consecutive year, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Lorain County Community College as one of the top 120 community colleges in the country. LCCC was again the only Ohio community college named in this list.

{mosimage}Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program challenges community colleges to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

"As Lorain County residents continue to choose LCCC to start their educations or re-tool themselves for a new career, this gives them independent verification that they’ll receive a high quality education," said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. "It also sets the bar high for us as an institution to continually strive to provide the best services and education possible."

The Aspen Institute identified the 120 community colleges – 10 percent of all institutions – using a quantitative formula that assesses performance and improvement in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates, and equity in student outcomes.  These colleges will now compete for the prestigious honor following a yearlong research process into how well their students learn, complete degrees, and get jobs with competitive wages after graduating.

A full list of the 120 community colleges is available at www.AspenCCPrize.org. Prizewinners will be announced in March 2013.

LCCC and 119 other community colleges will be winnowed to eight-to-ten finalists in September based on how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduating.

LCCC is now eligible to submit an application containing detailed data on these criteria. It must demonstrate that it delivers exceptional student results, uses data to drive decisions, and continually improves over time.

The first inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence was awarded to the 70,000-student Valencia College (Orlando, Florida) in December 2011. It was the first broad national recognition of extraordinary accomplishments at individual community colleges.

The Aspen College Excellence Program aims to identify and replicate campus-wide practices that significantly improve college student outcomes.  Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the New College Leadership Project and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-prize.

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