PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College ranks sixth in the nation for associate degrees granted to Hispanics student on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine 2021-2022 Total Associate Degree Granted list. The College was also ranked eighth on the 4-Year Schools 2021-2022 Total Enrollment list and second on the 2021-2022 School by Major list for Science Technologies/Technicians.
San Jacinto College had 25,570 Hispanic students enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year, giving the College a 61% Hispanic population. The College also had 3,341, or 58%, degrees awarded to Hispanic students in 2021-2022.
“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. “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. It shows our commitment to student success in re-training, career achievement, and transfer.”
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 percent 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.