On March 14, 2017, Broward College was recognized as a Finalist with Distinction for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.
"Our designation as a College of Distinction affirms years of hard work by our passionate faculty, advisors, counselors, community partners, and students," said President J. David Armstrong, Jr. "Our faculty will do anything to support our students, advisors and counselors work tirelessly to guide our students down their academic path, and community partners help us provide real-world experiences that augment education in the classroom. Finally, what our students have accomplished is nothing short of impressive. This award is about their grit, determination and, ultimately, success."
The institution was selected from 1,000 public community colleges nationwide. The $1 million Aspen Prize awards institutions for their outstanding outcomes 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.