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PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

Palm Beach State College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute.

The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization on Thursday released its list of top community colleges based on exceptional levels of student success. Only the colleges that make the list are eligible to compete for the prestigious 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence worth $1 million.

The Aspen Institute reviews publicly available data to determine which community colleges around the country demonstrate student success in three areas: student persistence, completion and transfer; gains in outcomes over time; and equity in outcomes for underserved students.

This is the second time that PBSC has made the list since the Aspen Institute created the award and named its first winners in 2011. The prize is given out every two years.

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