Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College was named one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges.
WITC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.
"WITC is honored to be recognized by the Aspen Institute," WITC President John Will said. "We're proud of the work we do here, and it's inspiring to see this continuous recognition by such a prestigious institution."
Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
WITC will move forward to the next round of the competition for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence by submitting an application to be reviewed through a rigorous evaluation for a spot on the top-10 Aspen Prize finalists list. Top-10 finalists will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data. A distinguished prize jury will select a grand-prize winner, finalist(s) with distinction, and rising star(s) in spring 2019.