FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 12, 2014) – Broward College
ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in the nation for conferring degrees on
Hispanic students, according to a survey
conducted by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The
findings are based on the 2012-13 academic year, when the College awarded 1,973
undergraduate degrees to Hispanic students, an increase of nearly 34 percent
from the previous year, earning Broward College a ranking of 16 nationally.
same year, Hispanic females earned more than 1,000 degrees, while nearly 800
were awarded to Hispanic males. Broward College also ranked sixth in the nation
for enrollment of undergraduate Hispanic students with 12,754, representing 34
percent of overall enrollment of students at Broward College.
College is honored to be recognized for our diverse student body and a growing
number of Hispanic students attaining their degrees,” said Broward College
President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “This recognition exemplifies our commitment
to supporting a diverse community, and providing our students with the support
and services they need to become successful in and out of the
Outlook in Higher Education’s Top 100 rankings are based on data gathered from the National Center for Education
Statistics. For more information on the rankings, visit hispanicoutlook.com. Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is a magazine published bi-weekly that informs
college students, organizations and community-based corporations of matters
Hispanic students encounter on college campuses.
College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation by the
Aspen Institute. 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 www.broward.edu.