CUNY Colleges Are In Top Six in Nation In Associate’s Degrees Earned By Minorities

July 27, 1998 | The University

Four City University of New York colleges rank among the top six in the country in the number of Associate’s degrees conferred on minority students in all disciplines, according to Community College Week’s study of “100 Top Associate’s Degree Producers” in the July 13 issue. Borough of Manhattan Community College is in second place in the nation, with LaGuardia Community College, New York City Technical College and Bronx Community College occupying fourth, fifth and sixth place. There are 1, 123 community colleges in the United States.

Among other CUNY community colleges, Kingborough ranked 15th, Hostos ranked 20th and Queensborough was in 28th place in the publication’s analysis of U.S. Department of Education data for 1995-96.

BMCC leads the nation in the number of Associate’s degrees conferred on African American students and following closely are New York City Technical College in third place, Bronx Community College in seventh, Kingsborough Community College in ninth and LaGuardia Community College in eleventh place.

LaGuardia Community College conferred the nation’s third largest number of Associate’s degrees in all disciplines on Hispanic students. BMCC ranks fifth, Hostos Community College is sixth, Bronx Community College is 12th and New York City Technical College is 19th.

CUNY community colleges are the leading sources for Associate’s degrees in a number of individual academic disciplines that prepare students for careers in expanding fields. In Communications Technologies, Kingsborough and BMCC rank first and second. In Business Management and Administrative Services, BMCC is second in the nation, Kingsborough is fourth, LaGuardia is eighth, and Queensborough is 17th. Among four-year institutions, New York City Technical College is fifth.

In Computer and Information Sciences, LaGuardia Community college ranks second, BMCC and Queensborough occupy eighth and 10th place and Kingsborough is 17th. New York City Technical College ranks third among four-year institutions. NYCTC takes ninth place among four-year institutions in the number of Associate’s degrees in Engineering-related technologies. In Health Professions and Related Science, LaGuardia Community College is in 12th place in the nation.