Nine Mississippi community colleges to compete against top schools for $1M prize

Nine of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges have been named among the top 150 community colleges in the country, making them eligible for the Aspen Institute’s $1 million prize for Community College Excellence:

  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  • East Mississippi Community College
  • Hinds Community College
  • Holmes Community College
  • Itawamba Community College
  • Meridian Community College
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College

The community colleges named as eligible to compete for the 2019 prize were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide. 
Awarded every two years, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning, certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high level of access and success for minority and low-income students.
We are very proud to be named in the top 150 community colleges in the nation. It demonstrators that many of our initiatives to help students succeed are working and resulting in national recognition,” said Co-Lin President Ronnie Nettles. “Our faculty and staff are focused on student success and the result is higher students completion rates.”
The top 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize will be named in May. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional data.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC.

News

Mississippi bicyclist killed early Sunday after colliding with motor vehicle, police say

News

Third time is charm for new Miss Mississippi Becky Williams

News

‘We are guests in the Gulf’ sheriff warns after two shark attacks left two people critically injured

News

Mississippi assistant police chief charged with domestic violence

News

Deputies dismantle toilet to get evidence after suspect flushes drugs, authorities say

News

Florida county closes beaches after woman, teen attacked by sharks

News

Police find man shot inside wrecked vehicle near Mississippi casino

News

Possible bomb found at Mississippi church, sheriff says

News

Mississippi authorities on hunt for man who stole $20,000 from 95-year-old widow

News

Man in electric wheelchair dies after being hit by truck

News

Woman escapes injury after car swerves off rural Mississippi road and bursts into flames

News

With first night of Miss Mississippi competition finished, who walked away with preliminary wins?

News

Man arrested following death of patient at Mississippi hospital

News

Alert issued for Mississippi man missing for three days

News

Mississippi trooper sent to hospital after being hit during chase with man on ATV

News

Florida child dies in ATV accident while visiting family in Mississippi

News

Autopsy results released for Mississippi man who died in jail after being indicted for shoplifting

News

Walmart announces new bonuses for 10,000 Mississippi eligible employees

News

Three years after moving business to Mississippi, manufacturer breaks ground on major expansion, offering hope to small town leaders

News

Miss Mississippi competition week begins with parade, autograph party

News

One killed after officers respond to suspicious suspect breaking into Mississippi apartment complex

News

Community mourns death of 11-year-old Mississippi girl injured in ATV accident

News

Another round of strong storms — some possibly severe — expected for Mississippi today

News

‘One down, one to go’ South Mississippi armed robbery suspect arrested in Little Rock, Arkansas