Palomar College Ranks in ‘Top 100 Minority Degree Producers’

 

SAN MARCOS (September 3, 2015) – According to a report to be published in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Palomar College ranks as one of the country’s “Top 100 Minority Degree Producers.”

The upcoming “Hispanic American Heritage” edition of the national Diverse newsweekly publication presents the magazine’s annual “special report” which compares colleges and universities in the U.S. on their success rate in awarding academic degrees to members of minority populations. The report, scheduled to be out September 24, shows Palomar as in the top 100 “for graduating African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics with Associate degrees in several disciplines.”

Palomar’s rankings for graduating Hispanic students are as follows:

  • Ranked among the Top three for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in “All Disciplines Combined” for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top three for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Social Sciences for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top 15 for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top 15 for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Business/Commerce, General for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top 25 for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Psychology for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top 30 for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences for 2015
  • Ranked among the Top 45 for graduating Hispanic students with Associates degrees in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services for 2015

“We take Palomar’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution very seriously,” said Interim Palomar College Superintendent/President Adrian Gonzales. “We are proud that our commitment to supporting the unique needs of our diverse student population continues to produce tangible results in helping all students to achieve their goals.”

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CONTACTS:
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760_744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu