For the first time, all three colleges in the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) are included in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s list of Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.
San Diego City College ranks No. 44 and San Diego Miramar College No. 100 for Hispanic enrollment among 2-year colleges during the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, City College is ranked No. 99 for associate degrees awarded.
San Diego Mesa College is No. 48 for Hispanic enrollment among 4-year colleges and universities (Mesa offers a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management). Mesa College would have been among the top 100 for associate degrees, but it’s considered a 4-year college for data purposes by the U.S. Department of Education since the college also awards bachelor’s degrees.
The lists are featured in Hispanic Outlook’s October 2020 issue, which includes lists of the nation’s top colleges and universities for Hispanic enrollment and for degrees awarded. The data is for the 2018-19 academic year and is pulled directly from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPDES).
“Given the rapid growth of the Hispanic/Latinx population in our region and in our student body, it is important for the San Diego Community College District to provide high-quality instruction and support services for this important segment of the population,” said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll. “We are very proud to see the colleges’ national rankings in this category of service.”
The ranking of the SDCCD’s three colleges among the nation’s tops for Hispanics should come as no surprise. Both City College and Mesa College are designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Miramar College has been among the fastest growing colleges in the U.S.
Given the region’s growing Hispanic population, the district’s colleges have made the success of Hispanic students a high priority:
The Hispanic Outlook on Education is a national monthly magazine that provides education news, innovations, networking, resources and the latest trends impacting students from kindergarten through graduate school all while maintaining a unique Hispanic perspective. Hispanic Outlook has provided a pipeline delivering nationwide news about multicultural accomplishments and challenges in classrooms for nearly 30 years.