SAC Ranks No. 5 in Nation for Hispanics

February 25, 2019


San Antonio College Ranked Top Community College for Hispanics for Third Consecutive Year  

February 25, 2019—San Antonio College is listed among the nation’s leading community colleges for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook (H.O.) magazine for the third consecutive year. 

Up three spots from last year, San Antonio College ranks No. 5 in the nation for the number of graduates who are Hispanic. Previously, SAC was ranked No. 8 in 2018 and No. 4 in 2017 for the total number of Hispanics earning a degree or certificate. 

In addition, H.O.magazine ranks SAC No. 20 in the nation for Hispanic enrollment. On average, SAC enrolls about 18,000 students each semester and more than 60 percent of the student population is Hispanic. 

“We are proud of this national recognition for our College,” said Dr. Robert Vela, president of SAC. “Historically, enrollment at San Antonio College mirrors the community which we serve—and we take pride in the fact that we serve the people in our own backyard.”

HO’s rankings are based on several factors, including: 

  • Percentage of Hispanics in Attendance
  • Total Student Enrollment
  • Two-Year Schools Awarding the Most Associate Degrees to Hispanics
  • Percentage of Hispanics Awarded Associate Degrees by Two-Year Schools

SAC’s sister colleges, Northwest Vista College (NVC) and Palo Alto College (PAC), also made the lists with NVC ranking No. 9 and PAC ranking No. 38 in the nation for Hispanic graduates. As well, NVC ranked No. 23 and PAC ranked No. 49 for Hispanic enrollment. View the full list of rankings at  

In addition to the rankings, President of San Antonio College Dr. Robert Vela, is featured in the February 2019 issue with an editorial titled “San Antonio College is Puro Heart” written by Dr. Robert Vela, SAC President.