Middlesex County College named among top 150 in U.S.

EDISON — The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., has named Middlesex County College (MCC) as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.

Through an assessment of institutional performance, improvement and equity on student retention and completion measures, MCC was selected from more than 1,000 community colleges in the United States that serve almost half of all undergraduates in the nation.

“Community colleges have tremendous power to change lives, and their success will increasingly define our nation’s economic strength and the potential for social mobility for every American,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. “This competition is designed to spotlight the excellent work being done in the most effective community colleges — those that best help students obtain meaningful, high-quality education and training for competitive-wage jobs after college.”

The only other New Jersey community college to make the list is Ocean County College.

MCC is now eligible to compete for $1 million in funding from the Aspen Institute.

A full list of the 150 community colleges is available at www.aspenprize.org.