Congratulations to Florida's Miami-Dade College and Indian River State College for winning the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
Congratulations to two of our outstanding institution members, Miami–Dade College and Indian River State College. The $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. With a singular focus on student success, the prize honors institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high-levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
Both institutions have proven they are committed to offering bachelor programs that address workforce demands and offer students exceptional educational opportunities. Miami Dade College now offers more than ten bachelor’s degrees with multiple specializations while Indian River offers more than 20 bachelor’s degree programs, many entirely online. Tuition rates at both colleges are 40 percent less than Florida’s public universities.