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SAC is No. 5…

San Antonio College named No. 5 in Hispanic Outlook Magazine’s Top 25 community colleges for Hispanics.
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SAC is No. 5

San Antonio College (SAC) was named No. 5 in the country among the Top 25 Community Colleges for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook (HO) Magazine. The Top 25 ranking was published in the magazine's February 2017 issue.

The Top 25 list was based on various factors including information supplied by the Department of Education, such as: Percentage of Hispanics in Attendance, Total Student Enrollment, Two-Year Schools Awarding the Most Associate Degrees to Hispanics, and Percentage of Hispanics Awarded Associate Degrees by Two-Year Schools.

San Antonio College currently enrolls some 20,000 students per semester. In Fall 2016, SAC’s ethnicity breakdown was roughly 61 percent Hispanic, 25 percent White, 7 percent African-American, and 7 percent Other.

Founded in 1925, SAC was officially designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 1986. During that same year, SAC also became a founding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU.)  

“We are extremely honored to be named as one of the Top 5 community colleges in the nation for Hispanics,said Dr. Robert Vela, President of San Antonio College. “For more than 90 years, SAC has been a pillar of excellence in our community, and this honor further illustrates our commitment to serving the students in our own backyard.”  

In the 2015-16 academic year, SAC hit an all-time record awarding 5,032 degrees and certificates for all students. As well, within the last two years, SAC has renewed efforts for outreach and recruitment.   

Part of the renewed efforts include the “Find Your Future Tour,” a partnership with local high schools to educate students about the importance of higher education, which launched in Fall 2016. As well, SAC created a Parental Network, along with Region 20 and SAISD, which provides programming and support for engaged parents interested in becoming advocates for higher education.

On the home front, SAC’s Tino & Millie Duran Welcome and Empowerment Centers continue to enroll hundreds of prospective students each week, including non-traditional, first-generation and first-time-in-college students.