National Magazine Ranks SPC Among Nation's Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

October 14, 2020

St. Philip's College (SPC) was recently recognized on the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list published in the October issue of The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. The college ranked 62 for associate degrees conferred to Hispanic students and 58 for the total number of enrolled students in a 2-year institution. 

Every year, the national magazine curates Top 100 lists to chart the national progress of Hispanics in higher education and to recognize institutions that are committed to serving Hispanics' educational needs. The lists are compiled from the Department of Education’s database of completed higher education surveys from all 50 states. 

“The recognition is truly an honor and one that we are proud of. SPC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as a Historically Black College, with a population of approximately 13,000 students, of which 60% are Hispanic. The creation of a sustainable Pathways Model that contextualizes academic support, applied and experiential learning, and co-curricular activities in six distinct educational pathways, provides a unique opportunity for our diverse student population to pursue their passion,” said Randall Dawson, Vice President for Academic Success.

SPC was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 1987. HSIs are colleges, universities, or systems/districts where total Hispanic enrollment constitutes a minimum of 25% of the total enrollment. The status provides grant opportunities that expand educational possibilities and improve the attainment of Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

To view the October Top 100 edition of Hispanic Outlook, click here.

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