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BC Among Tops in Nation in Awarding Associate Degrees

Broward College is in the Top 10 in the country for all associate's degrees awarded, associate's degrees awarded to African Americans and Hispanics, and associate's degrees awarded in Liberal arts and sciences, general students, humanities and nursing.
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Broward College is one of the nation’s “Top 100” colleges producing associate’s degrees for 2012, according to a June 24, report published in Community College Week,  a biweekly national publication specializing in issues related to community colleges.

According to Community College Week, Broward College is ranked 5th in the country for all schools in awarding associate’s degrees in the 2011-12 academic year with 6,218 graduates. This is a 27 percent increase over the 2010-11 academic year when 4,881 degrees were conferred.

“This recognition indicates that our students are successfully completing their degrees. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and honored to be recognized among the top community colleges in the nation,” said President J. David Armstrong Jr.

In addition, Broward College is ranked third in the nation in the number of degrees awarded to African American students, moving up from fourth place last year, and sixth in the nation for the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Broward College also ranked third in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Students, and Humanities discipline, seventh in the nation in the Nursing: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing discipline, and in the top 20 for the Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences discipline.
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