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 2016 Student Success Award 

The AACC Student Success Award recognizes a community college that has demonstrated, through evidence, a sustained commitment to and proactively advances the cause of student success at a community college.

Criteria used to evaluate applications are as follows:

  • Has developed a comprehensive, bold and strategic completion plan.
  • Has achieved measurable and significant increases in:
    • On-time degree completion
    • Certificate completion
    • Transfer from 2-year to 4-year institution(s)
  • Has developed innovative programs that support student success in areas such as developmental education, student support services, K-12 partnerships/collaboration.
  • Has substantially contributed to the integration of completion goals and principles across the institution.
  • Suggests scalable promising practices to advance student success.


  • Colleges led by current members of the AACC Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.
  • Previous winners in this category are not eligible to apply.
  • Award finalists in a previous year are eligible to apply in the same category for the subsequent year.  However, the finalist must submit an enhanced application. Enhanced means that the applicant must show further improvement in student success outcomes. 

The deadline for submitting applications has closed. 

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