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Broward College Ranks Third Nationally in Conferring Associate Degrees to Minority Students


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 10, 2015) – Over the past 10 years, Broward College has conferred associate degrees to 24,490 minority students, ranking third among public, for-profit and nonprofit institutions nationwide – according to a special report in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Within that total, 10,915 associate degrees were conferred to African American students, ranking Broward College third, and 11,332 associate degrees were conferred to Hispanic students, ranking the College sixth in the nation.

“We pride ourselves on educating a student population representing nearly 150 countries, so it is an honor to be recognized as one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “These numbers reflect the important service we provide and its impact on the community, offering everyone the chance to achieve their educational dreams.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education is a bi-weekly magazine that informs leaders from academe, industry and public policy about current education trends and issues. Unlike the publication’s annual Top 100 analysis, which examines various levels of degrees conferred in the most recent academic year, this report focused on long-term trends for associate degrees.

Earlier this year, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, a biweekly magazine that is the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, released a report on the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics. Broward College ranked 11th among college and universities for its undergraduate enrollment during the fall 2013 semester. Last year, Community College Week also released their annual report on the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. Broward College ranked fifth nationwide in awarding associate’s degrees in the 2012-13 academic year.

For more information about Broward College’s rankings, visit or For more information, contact Angela Nicoletti at 954-201-7939 or



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Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit


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