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PCC ranks in top-100 in eight national lists for degrees
Photos and Story by James Hill
Portland Community College was ranked in eight national lists detailing the top-100 community colleges and four-year schools offering various kinds of associate’s degrees. The report also broke down how many degrees were earned by specific ethnic groups.
The list is compiled every summer from U.S. Department of Education data and released by Community College Week. The data was collected from the 2010-11 academic year and is compared to the 2009-10 year. To read the complete report, visit Community College Week’s Associate Degree and Certificate Producers for 2012.
This year, PCC ranked No. 25 in total number of associate’s degrees offered and is No. 13 among community colleges. In addition, the college was ranked 15th in all disciplines for non-minority students (growth of 15 percent from previous year) and 94th for minorities earning degrees (16 percent). For Asian Americans earning associate’s degrees, PCC ranked No. 33 and No. 69 for American Indians (27 percent growth).
The college also ranked 18th in the number of arts and sciences, general students and humanities degrees awarded. PCC earned spot No. 45 for the number of computer and information sciences and support services degrees and No. 46 for degrees in parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies, which grew by 200 percent at the college.