PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College ranks fifth in the nation for Hispanics student enrollment on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine two-year schools (bachelor’s degree as highest degree granted) list. Hispanic Outlook expanded its list of community colleges to acknowledge that some community colleges now offer bachelor’s degrees in addition to associate degrees and certificates and separated those two categories of schools into two lists.
San Jacinto College had 20,275 Hispanic students enrolled in the fall of 2021, giving the College a 64% Hispanic population. The College also was ranked No. 7 for number of associate and bachelor’s degrees granted in 2020-2021, with 2,899 degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
“San Jacinto College serves a very diverse student population and community, and it is our goal to ensure as many of our students as possible meet their education goals," said Dr. Laurel Williamson, San Jacinto College deputy chancellor and College president. "Our students come to us with hopes and dreams, and we are the caretakers of those dreams. Every person at San Jacinto works hard to support our students from entry to completion, and being noted on this list proves that we are serving our students well. That’s why being named among the top 10 of these national lists is important because it shows our success in assisting our students in all of their achievements.”
According to data presented in the April issue of the magazine, San Jacinto College had 20,275 Hispanic/Latino students enrolled during fall 2021, or 64% of the entire student enrollment. The College also had 2,899 Hispanic/Latino students — or 58% of the total students enrolled — graduate with an associate degree in the 2020-2021 academic year.
San Jacinto College is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. An HSI must have a full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment of at least 25% Hispanic origin at the end of the award year.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
For more information about San Jacinto College, visit sanjac.edu.