Pennsylvania Leader Colleges

To be eligible for Leader College distinction, colleges must demonstrate commitment to and progress on four principles:

  • Committed leadership,
  • Use of evidence to improve programs and services,
  • Broad engagement, and
  • Systemic institutional improvement.

They must also show three years of sustained improvement of student success on at least one of the following measures of performance:

  • Completion of certificates or degrees,
  • Term-to-term and year-to-year retention,
  • Completion of college-level math and English courses,
  • Advancement from developmental to credit-bearing courses and/or course completion.

Seven Pennsylvania community colleges have been given the Leader College distinction. Below is information from Achieving the Dream about why each college was selected.