SWTJC makes nation’s top 150 list

College eligible for $1M prize

Southwest Texas Junior College was named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

SWTJC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.

“Much of the credit goes to our team of faculty, staff, and administrators for their hard work and dedication to help students,” said Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President. “Our main goal for the last couple of years has been to increase the number of students that graduate by focusing our efforts to improve individual success.”

Awarded every two years since 2011, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.


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