Alamo Colleges Recognized with 2020 Ellucian Impact Award

October 6, 2020


The Alamo Colleges District has been nationally recognized with the 2020 Ellucian Impact Award, which honors higher education institutions that best harness the power of technology to solve challenges, operate more efficiently and enhance the student experience. Alamo Colleges is the only Texas institution among the six honored with this award and will receive a $25,000 grant as a winner. Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power higher education.

Alamo Colleges won in the Student Experience category and was cited for being able to build specific, actionable milestones for their students through a number of creative programs pairing advising and case management with Ellucian’s Banner and Degree Works solutions. As a result, the district achieved its goals of increasing student completion for both its overall and most vulnerable populations.

Highlights include:

  • 244% increase in the degrees and certificates conferred from 2006 to 2018
  • 50% increase in overall graduation rate from 2014 to 2017
  • 61.5% increase in Hispanic graduation rates from 2015 to 2018
  • 50% increase in African American graduation rates from 2015 to 2018
  • 57% increase of Pell recipient graduation rates from 2015 to 2018
  • 29% increase of veteran graduation rates from 2015 to 2018

“This award reflects the dedication of Alamo Colleges District and our five colleges to student success and our vision of being “The best in the nation in student success and performance excellence,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores. “We are especially proud of being recognized in the Student Experience category, which reflects the importance of our students and their success in completing their educational goals, which leads to the economic and social mobility vital to their success in life,” he added.

“Higher education leaders have responded to the unprecedented challenges of 2020 with grit, determination and resourcefulness. The winners of our Impact Awards are excellent examples of how institutions are innovating from within to support their students, faculty, staff and local communities,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “We congratulate these customers on their success and are honored to support them as they harness the power of technology to reimagine the future of higher education.”

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