Stella and Charles Guttman Community College has been named among the top 15% of community colleges nationwide by the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute selected Guttman from a nationwide pool of nearly 1,000 community colleges as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges for its outstanding achievement. The school will now compete for the prestigious 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence $1 million award, an honor that is given biennially. Two other CUNY schools, Kingsborough and Borough of Manhattan community colleges, have also been nominated for the prize.
The Aspen selection marks yet another recent and notable achievement for the College. Earlier this year, Guttman was named the best community college in the nation by niche.com. In August 2018, Guttman was ranked the top community college in NY State by BestColleges.com. In August 2016, The College received the best in New York State designation from EdSmart.org.
Scott E. Evenbeck, the founding president of the College, says that he and all at the College feel gratified for the nation-wide recognition that is coming to Guttman. “Our students inspire us every day, and everyone at the College works tirelessly to support them and their success. Although Guttman is just in its eighth year, being selected to compete for the much heralded Aspen Prize is an honor that will serve to rededicate us even more to our mission.”