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Annual rankings reaffirm STC’s position as a top community college

National education journal Community College Week’s annual community college rankings released in June 2010 continue to rank South Texas College as one of the top 100 community colleges in the nation. STC ranks in the top 100, out of more than 1,100 community colleges, in awarding associate degrees. The college also ranks third overall in awarding associate degrees to Hispanic students.

“It is a great day to be at South Texas College because every day is full of achievements focused on student access and success,” said Juan Mejia, STC chief academic officer. “This May we graduated a record 3,200+ students and educated more than 27,000. In fall 2010 we expect that more than 30,000 students will entrust their educations, and thus futures, in our hands. We are so fortunate to be in the Rio Grande Valley, which has helped us through its support and belief in our abilities, once again, to reach this very important milestone.”

According to the publication’s annual report “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers,” STC also ranks in the top 50 in the nation for awarding degrees in the fields of criminal justice; multi/interdisciplinary studies; parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies; and security and protective services.

Community College Week ranks colleges based on the number of degrees granted annually. The data is collected from the U.S. Department of Education.

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