San Joaquin Delta College was named one of the country’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The school was chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 public, two-year colleges. It will be able to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.
The school was chosen to be among the top 150 schools based on publicly available data on student outcomes in three areas. Those areas include performance (graduation, retention, ext), improvement (awarded for steady improvement in each performance metric over time) and equity (evidence of strong completion outcomes for minority and low-income students).
Ten finalists will be chosen in fall, 2016. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each campus and collect additional information. A prize jury will select a grand prize winner and several finalists with distinction in early 2017... Read More