Hispanic Outlook magazine ranks San Jacinto College No. 6 on Top 100 list
03.08.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine has ranked San Jacinto College sixth on its Top 100 Colleges and Universities for graduating Hispanic Students list.
According to data presented in the February issue of the Hispanic Outlook Magazine, San Jacinto College awarded 4,213 total associate degrees to Hispanic students, representing 44 percent of the total associate degrees awarded. The College also ranks seventh among the Top 25 Community Colleges with the most Hispanic enrollees, with a Hispanic population of 15,839 students totaling 55 percent of the total student enrollment.
San Jacinto College, a federally designated Hispanic serving institution, moved up 12 spots on the list after being ranked 18th last year. To be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, the institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students with an enrollment of at least 25 percent Hispanic origin at the end of the award year.
The annual ranking is based on several factors, including the percentage of Hispanic students in attendance, total student enrollment, two-year schools awarding the most associate degrees to Hispanics, and the percentage of Hispanics awarded associate degrees by two-year schools. Data for the rankings is from the NCES IPEDS Database for community colleges granting the most associate degrees in 2016.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.