Ridgewater in US Top 120 community colleges
June-July 2012: Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Ridgewater College as one of the nation’s 120 top community colleges.
The Aspen Institute identified the 120 community colleges—10 percent of all institutions—using a quantitative formula that assesses performance and improvement in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates and equity in student outcomes.
“The success of our nation’s community colleges is more important than ever before,” said Aspen Institute College Excellence Program Executive Director Josh Wyner, who announced the names of the 120 top community colleges at the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Orlando, Florida. “At a time when a college degree is essential to entering the middle class, community colleges like Ridgewater College offer the most promising path to education and employment for literally millions of Americans.”
Ridgewater’s President Dr. Douglas Allen is proud of the recognition. “This is a reflection of the quality of faculty, staff and the entire organization.”
Ridgewater College CTCE Newsletter, Volume 16