ACC one of Nation’s Top Community Colleges
For the second year in a row, Alvin Community College has been listed in the top 10 percent of community colleges in America as ranked by the Aspen Institute.
ACC was placed in the top 10 percent among 1,008 community colleges in the United States. The Aspen Institute also ranked ACC in the top 10 percent in 2011.
“Alvin Community College’s outstanding faculty and staff are the reason for the top 10 percent designation,” ACC President Dr. Rodney Allbright said. “Their commitment to the students and community have long been noted.”
The Aspen Institute is a non-profit organization that works to identify and replicate campus-wide practices that significantly improve college student outcomes.
The purpose of the Aspen Prize is to recognize community colleges with outstanding academic and workforce outcomes in both absolute performance and improvements over time. The institute selected Alvin Community College based on student success in retention and completion, performance improvement over time, and performance of underrepresented minorities and institutions in low-income service areas.
The data for the ranking was analyzed by policy experts, researchers, data analysts, and former college presidents with deep experience in community college performance and data.
ACC is now eligible for the $1 million Aspen Prize, which is awarded to the top community college in the country. The college will be judged on data that includes completion outcomes, labor market outcomes, learning outcomes and equity outcomes.
For more information about ACC call 281-756-3500 or visit alvincollege.edu. To learn more about the Aspen Institute, visit aspeninstitute.org.