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Ventura County college in running for million dollar prize

Moorpark College
Moorpark College is in the running for the 2023 Aspen Prize, which comes with a million dollars for the campus.

Moorpark College makes Aspen Institute's Top 10 list for Aspen Prize.

A South Coast college has made a list that recognizes the best community colleges in the nation, and is in the running for a million dollar prize.

The Aspen Institute ranks community colleges around the nation on things like student retention and completion rates, as well as student equity.

Moorpark College was named a semifinalist in April, and is now on the top ten finalists list. The winner of the million dollar prize will be announced next April.

The Institute tries to encourage colleges to strive to do better, with a special emphasis on helping to serve underserved students.