PASADENA, Texas — Once again, San Jacinto College was ranked in the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics issue by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. San Jac was ranked third on the science technologies/technicians degree list and ninth on both the 2019-2020 total enrollment four-year schools and total associate degrees granted lists.
“San Jacinto College continues to strive and improve in its efforts to serve the ethnically diverse communities of East Harris County,” said Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. “Landing in the top 10 of all three of these national lists validates our efforts and highlights the need for continual support and outreach.”
According to data presented in the Oct. 11 issue of the magazine, San Jacinto College had 25,106 Hispanic/Latino students enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year, or 58 percent of the entire student enrollment. The College also had 2,568 Hispanic/Latino students – or 56 percent of the total students enrolled – graduate with an associate degree that same academic year.
The College also had 128 Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in the science technologies/technicians degree, making up 50 percent of the total number of students enrolled in the degrees. Data for the rankings is from the NCES IPEDS database for community colleges granting the most degrees in the 2019-2020 academic year.
San Jacinto College is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. An HSI must have a full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment of at least 25 percent Hispanic origin at the end of the award year.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.