PASADENA, Texas — The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine has ranked San Jacinto College fifth on its list of Top 100 Colleges and Universities for awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students.
According to data presented in the February issue of the magazine, San Jacinto College awarded a total of 4,694 associate degrees to Hispanic students, representing 53 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 enrollment of 24,398 students totaling 57 percent of the total student enrollment.
San Jacinto College is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) 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.
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 institutions. Data for the rankings is from the NCES IPEDS database for community colleges granting the most degrees in the 2018-2019 academic 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.