Making It To The Top 10

When students arrive at SPSCC, we welcome them “as they are,” and support them as they find success. When students leave SPSCC, we send them on a clear path forward, with everything they need for the next steps of their journey.

At SPSCC, staff and faculty thrive on doing the hard work of breaking down barriers that hold students back. SPSCC leaders use data and student voices to make decisions, take risks, try new things, and invest in needed resources. In short, our culture centers and values every student.


Eight years ago, we began implementing Guided Pathways. We knew it would transform our college and improve students’ experience here, but we never dreamed that every person, department, process, and policy would take part in building the culture of excellence and equity that defines our institution now.

Where we’ve found successes, we’ve maximized supports; where we’ve found barriers, we’ve broken them down. We know this work will never end, but we are proud of our campus and the progress we continually make.

As a result of our efforts, equity gaps in persistence and degree completion have narrowed, more students complete math and English in their first year, and more students stay enrolled. But, we pride ourselves most on the many students who tell us that they know they belong at SPSCC.

This is why we take pride in this moment of celebration: SPSCC is a top 10 best community college in the country!

Resources for Faculty & Staff

Aspen Top 10 Graphics for screens, PPTs, or Zoom:
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