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Broward College Ranks Among Top 20 Colleges and Universities in Graduating Hispanic Students

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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.
           
During that 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.          
           
“Broward 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 classroom.”        
           
Hispanic 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.
 
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Broward 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.                        
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