Forsyth Tech named one of 10 Leader Colleges in the US

The community college is being recognized for its work to advance equitable access in education.

Parking lot with people standing in formation to spell "Leader."

State and local representatives joined faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishment.

Photo courtesy of Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Technical Community College is celebrating a dream accomplishment. The community college has been designated as one of 10 Leader Colleges in the US by the national nonprofit Achieving the Dream (ATD). The organization is made up of more than 300 colleges nationwide + is dedicated to advancing community colleges as local hubs of equity and economic mobility.

The recognition comes as the community college has made institutional changes to reduce the achievement gap between the majority of students and students of color. Those include:

As a Leader College, Forsyth Tech will develop new ways to work with other colleges. The goal is to share knowledge and ideas about reform strategies to increase student completion rates.