RTC named top US community college

RTC was a top 10 Aspen Prize college in 2015 and a top 150 school in 2017.

Renton Technical College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, according to a news release.

RTC was a top 10 Aspen Prize college in 2015 and a top 150 school in 2017.

Top 150 colleges have the opportunity to move to the next round of competition for the $1 million Aspen Prize, the release stated.

The release added, five other colleges in Washington are on the list of top 150. For a full list of top community colleges, visit www.highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-prize.

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