MSJC Declared Eligible for Prestigious Aspen Prize

Mt. San Jacinto College was recently named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.

The prize, awarded every two years, is an official recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges. Schools are judged 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.

Mt. San Jacinto College and the other eligible schools were selected from a national pool of more than 1,000 public two-year colleges. Prize winners will be announced in early 2015.

"This prestigious distinction from the Aspen Institute is an honor to Mt. San Jacinto College and a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff," said Dr. Roger Schultz, superintendent/president of MSJC. "We are proud to be one of the eight colleges in California named as one of the nation's top 150."

A full list of the 150 community colleges is available at


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