High Marks for Academic and Student Success at SPC

December 3, 2018

Public Information Officer

ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE RANKED HIGHLY AMONG POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS THAT CONFER THE MOST DEGREES TO STUDENTS OF COLOR BY DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Findings published online in the newsmagazine's annual Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees, 2018 report

The only newsmagazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education has evaluated St. Philip's College highly among postsecondary institutions that confer the most degrees to students of color in its annual Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees, 2018 report.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is a source of critical news, information and commentary on issues concerning diversity in American higher education. While the news source ranked St. Philip's College 10 times in Hispanic (a 5, 9, 13, 13, 14 and 22 in a bevy of categories), Total Minority (10 and 20), Asian American (18) and African American(14) ethnic categories, the college was ranked in Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians (a 5 and a 10, representing a 20 percent share of the top ten rankings in the category), Personal And Culinary Services (9 and 20), Construction Trades (13), Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields (also 13), Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies (14), Hospitality Administration/Management (14 and 18) and 22 in Health Professions And Related Programs.

According to the newsmagazine's web page, "For several years, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has produced the Top 100 Degree Producers rankings of the institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students... you can generate rankings according to the total number of degrees awarded to minority students across all disciplines as well as in specific disciplines... The lists containing total degrees for each and all minority groups include 100 institutions. The lists for specific disciplines contain typically, but not always, 50 institutions each. A given list may have slightly fewer or more institutions because of ties in the rankings.”

The Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees, 2018 report rankings are based on a Diverse: Issues In Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions. Find the newsmagazine's data on St. Philip's College at the web page https://diverseeducation.com/top100/pages/AssociatesDegreeProducers2018.php?dtsearch=&dtrace=&dtmajor=&dtschool=St Philip's College&dtstate=&dtpage=0. 

Real-time excellence in conferring degrees to students of color as noted by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education does not stop at St. Philip’s College, and hundreds of students will be celebrated for their academic achievements during the college’s 140th Commencement ceremony hosted by college president Dr. Adena Williams Loston Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in Freeman Coliseum at 3201 E. Houston St. with Alamo Colleges District chancellor Dr. Mike Flores and guest speaker Chef Johnny Hernandez, a leading proponent for the city’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation. Find details on the multicampus college in San Antonio that ranks highly among postsecondary institutions conferring the most degrees to students of color here.