VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges have been ranked among the top 150 in the country by the Aspen Institute.
The four selected include Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Hazard Community and Technical College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.
According to KCTCS, the four colleges are now eligible to move into phase two of the $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
KCTCS says the second phase narrows the field from 150 to the top 10, which will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute then will visit each of the finalists to determine the winner.
The Aspen Prize is awaded every two years and 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.
For more information on the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, click here.