2016 ATD Leader Colleges: 22 Network Institutions Named Student Success Exemplars

Achieving the Dream designated five community colleges as “Leader Colleges,” a national honor awarded to institutions in the ATD National Network that have shown three years of steady improvement in two outcomes that measure student success. 

Leader Colleges are eligible to compete for all grant-funded learning initiatives and are encouraged to provide leadership and support to other colleges in the ATD network, disseminate lessons learned, support state and national efforts to advance the student success agenda, and continue to improve student outcomes.

The colleges that earned Leader College status for the first time in 2016:

Achieving the Dream grants Leader College designation for three-year cycles. After three years, institutions must undergo a recertification process to maintain Leader College status. 

This year, Achieving the Dream has recertified 17 Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges:


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