WITC Ranked among Top 150 Community Colleges in the Nation

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has been named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. 

The college has campuses in Ashland, Superior, Rice Lake and New Richmond. 

The ranking means that WITC is now eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. 

“Community colleges have tremendous power to change lives, and their success will increasingly define our nation’s economic strength and the potential for social mobility in our country,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. “This competition is designed to spotlight the excellent work being done in the most effective community colleges, those that best help students obtain meaningful, high-quality education and training for competitive-wage jobs after college. We hope it will raise the bar and provide a roadmap to better student outcomes for community colleges nationwide.”

The prize is awarded every two years and recognizes schools for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students. 

Ten finalists will be named in the Fall of 2016, with a grand prize winner and a finalists announced in early 2017. 

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